French onion soup

French onion soup: Aromatic starter. Picture credit: Constantia Glen.

French onion soup – Indulge in an aromatic starter

Sink your spoon into a rich bowl of Constantia Glen’s classic French onion soup paired perfectly with their elegant Bordeaux-style reds.

French onion soup

French onion soup: Aromatic starter. Picture credit: Constantia Glen.

Enjoy a hearty soup as a starter next time you invite guests over for a three-course meal. This French onion soup is a real crowd pleaser and perfect to serve to your guests.

This mouth-watering French onion soup pairs excellently with Constantia Glen’s red wine. It stands up particularly well to the intense beefiness loaded with savoury caramelised onions. It is further enriched with hearty beef broth and red wine. Just what you need for an evening with good company and good food.

This soup is sure to be a hit at your dinner table. Preparation time is only about 15 minutes but then the cooking process is over one-and-a-half hours to get your soup just perfect.

Sink your spoon into a rich bowl of Constantia Glen’s classic French onion soup paired excellently with their elegant Bordeaux-style reds. One taste of this soup and you will fall in love. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you have tried this luxurious soup.

French onion soup recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Dirnise Britz Course: StarterCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

40

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

55

minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1.5 kg white onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 litres homemade beef stock or good quality bought stock

  • 1 cup red wine or sherry

  • French baguette slices

  • 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese

Method

  • Heat a heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Add the butter and oil. Stir in the onions, cover and cook slowly for ± 15 minutes until translucent.
  • Add the salt and sugar and stir. Increase to medium high heat.
  • Cook for 25 minutes, stirring frequently until dark brown in colour.
  • Remove from the heat and add the stock. Bring to a simmer and add the wine.
  • Simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
  • Taste for seasoning. Prepare melted gruyere toast and serve with the soup.

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