French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

50 g/2 oz/0.25 cup butter or margarine
3 large onions, sliced
4 lean bacon rashers (slices), rinded and chopped
2 potatoes, chopped
1.2 liters/2 pts/5 cups Beef Stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
50 g/2 oz/0.5 cup Cheddar cheese, grated

2.5 ml/0.5 tsp Dijon mustard
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 small baguette, thickly sliced

Method :

Melt the butter or margarine in a large saucepan and fry (saute) the onions gently for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Add the bacon and potatoes and fry until just browned. Stir in the stock, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Season to taste.


Meanwhile, mix the cheese, mustard and herbs and season to taste. Spread on the bread slices and toast under the grill (broiler) until the cheese is melted and golden brown. Float the bread on the soup to serve.

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