Saturday, 13 April 2013

French Onion Soup...!!!


French Onion Soup is one of the classic soup. It has been popular atleast as far back as Roman times.

It has a very rich flavour as caramelized onions are used .On the other hand the cheese thickens the broth (either chicken/veg/water) while the mustard paste imparts a heady pungent flavour.
Generally it is served with cheese croutons or cheese toppings. This soup is delectable simply.

Here is the recipe:


  • Butter: 2 tbsp.
  • Onion: 1 cup(thinly sliced)
  • Cheese: 5 tbsp.(Grated) ,Preferable processed cheese.
  • Mustard Paste:1 tbsp.
  • Salt :To taste.

  • For serving: Cheese/Fried Croutons.


How to make  Fried Croutons:

  • Take two slices of stale bread and remove the crust from the sides and toast them with little butter until they are golden brown from both sides.
  • Cut in equal size small cubes.

How to make Cheese Croutons:

  • Place the bread slices on a baking tray and bake in a pre heated oven at 200 degree centigrade or 400  degree F or till they turn golden brown in color( for about 7-8 mins).
  • Then sprinkle 2 tbsp. of cheese evenly on each slice and bake them again in a preheated oven for at 200 degree C or 400 degree F for 10-12 mins or till the cheese melts.
  • Serve melts.

French Onion Soup:


  • Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan and add the onions and sauté on a medium flame till then turn dark brown in color.
  • Add 5 cups of water ,3 tbsp of cheese ,mustard paste and salt and mix well.
  • Bring to boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • Just before serving, pour equal quantities of soup in soup bowls and place a cheese/fried croutons in the centre of each bowl.
  • Serve immediately.

                                                 Enjoy Your food..!!

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