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Classic French onion soup


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  • 1 kg of onions
  • 50g butter
  • 10 cl dry white wine or beer
  • 1 L chicken stock or beef
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Espelette pepper (optional)


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Peel and finely chop the onions.

Step 2

Sweat the onion in butter for 10 minutes with browning.

Step 3

Deglaze with white wine and reduce by half.

Step 4

Add the chicken stock and salt.

Step 5

Add the thyme, bay leaf and the garlic clove, crushed.

Step 6

Simmer for 40 to 50 minutes.

Step 7

Pepper and add a pinch of Espelette pepper if you want.

Step 8

Serve immediately or can be reheated later!

Step 9


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