Onions soup : A French tradition

February 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin in French Recipes

In France, after a long meal (long meals happen often in France…), in the evening, we are used to eat an Onions soup. We may also eat this soup in the morning after a long night of festivities like new Year’s day.

Les Halles de Lyon

Here is a recipe Called “Onions soup of Les Halles”. Les Halles is a building in all the bigcities in France where you can find fresh ingredients. It’s different from the market that is in open air.

Ingredients (for 4 people) :

- 6 onions (not to big, French onions are smaller than the ones I find here, organic is better),
- 2 table spoon of peanut oil,
- 8 cups of water,
- 2 cups of a dry white wine,
- 1 tablespoon of white flour,
- a French baguette cut in 16 thin slices and toasted,
- 4 ounces of grated Swiss cheese
- salt, pepper.

Directions :

1 – Peel and chop the onions. Put it in a large and high hot oiled pan and stir until blond. Be careful, don’t burn the onions.
2 – In the pan, add the flour, stir and add the white wine. Cover with the water, add salt and pepper to your convenience. Bring to a boil while stirring. Let it cook 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
3 – Toast the bread slices.
4 – Pour the soup in individual bowls. In each bowl, add 4 slices of bread, and finish by adding the grated Swiss cheese on the top.
5 – You can put the bowls under the broil for 5 minutes. Caution, it’s very hot.French onions soup

Serve it very hot.

Bon appétit !

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