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Easy Retro French Onion Soup

A classic retro french onion soup topped with french bread with melted cheese on top. Comfort in a bowl. It’s officially soup season, and that means it’s time to get cosy with a big bowl of something delicious. This easy retro French onion soup is the perfect comfort food for chilly evenings. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a hearty and satisfying meal your whole family will love. So dig in and enjoy!

RETRO FRENCH ONION SOUP ALDI

WHAT IS THE CLASSIC FRENCH ONION SOUP?

French onion soup is a type of soup that is typically made with onions and beef broth. It can also be made with chicken or vegetable broth. The soup is usually served with toasted french bread that has melted cheese on top.

French onion soup has a long history, dating back to the Roman Empire. It was traditionally made with onions, water, and vinegar. This basic recipe was later adapted by the French, who added beef broth to the mix. The soup gained popularity in America during the early 20th century when it was introduced by French immigrants.

Today, French onion soup is a popular dish all over the world. It is often served as a starter or main course and can be found on menus in restaurants of all types. French onion soup is also a popular choice for home cooks, as it is relatively easy to make and can be made ahead of time.

French onion soup is typically made with yellow onions, but white or red onions can also be used. The onions are slowly cooked until they are softened and caramelized. This process can take up to 30 minutes, but it is worth the wait!

After the onions are cooked, the soup is then simmered with beef broth (or chicken or vegetable broth). A variety of seasonings are added at this point, such as salt, and pepper, you could also add thyme, and bay leaf.

Once the soup has finished cooking, it is served in individual bowls with toast with melted cheese on top. The cheese is usually Gruyere or Swiss, but any type of melting cheese will work.

WHAT ONIONS DO I USE IN THE FRENCH ONION SOUP?

Yellow onions are the ones to use but you can use white or red. 4 medium ones are used in this recipe.

WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF SHERRY?

You can have dry white wine or dry apple cider but the alcohol is optional.

Can I freeze French Onion Soup?

French onion soup is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for chilly days. It can be made ahead of time and reheated, or you can make a double batch and freeze it for later. Whether you are serving it to your family or friends, this soup is sure to please!

RETRO FRENCH ONION SOUP ALDI INGREDIENTS

Can you make french onion soup in the slow cooker?

Yes, you can make French onion soup in the slow cooker. The process is similar to making it on the stovetop, but it will take longer since the onions will need to cook on low for several hours. Start by caramelizing the onions in a pan on the stovetop, then transfer them to the slow cooker. Add the beef broth and other seasonings, and cook on low for 6-8 hours. When ready to serve, ladle the soup into bowls and top with cheese on toast!

FRENCH ONION SOUP IN SOUP MAKER

Apply the same process as you would in a slow cooker. Start by caramelizing the onions in a pan on the stovetop, then transfer them to the soup maker. Add the beef broth and other seasonings, and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Medium Onions Finely sliced
  • 1½ pints Beef Stock
  • 60 g Butter
  • 1 clove of Garlic crushed
  • 60 g Grated Cheese Any hard cheese
  • 1 stick of French Bread
  • Sherry Optional
  • Salt and Pepper to season

HOW TO MAKE EASY FRENCH ONION SOUP

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and fry the onions and garlic until a light golden colour.
  • Add the beef stock and a dash of sherry. Season to taste and cook for 30 minutes until the onions are well softened.
  • Slice the french bread and toast on one side. Place the grated cheese on the other side and grill until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve the soup in bowls with a couple of slices of french toast on top.
RETRO FRENCH ONION SOUP ALDI INGREDIENTS

Retro French Onion Soup

Rachel
A classic retro french onion soup topped with french bread with melted cheese on top. Comfort in a bowl.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

1 Saucepan Hob option
1 Slow Cooker Slow Cooker option
1 Soup Maker Soup Maker option

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Medium Onions (Finely sliced)
  • pints Beef Stock
  • 60 g Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic (crushed)
  • 60 g Grated Cheese (Any hard cheese)
  • 1 stick French Bread
  • Sherry (Optional)
  • Salt and Pepper (to season)

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and fry the onions and garlic until a light golden colour.
  • Add the beef stock and a dash of sherry. Season to taste and cook for 30 minutes until the onions are well softened.
  • Slice the french bread and toast on one side. Place the grated cheese on the other side and grill until cheese has melted.
  • Serve the soup in bowls with a couple of slices of the french tost on top.
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Nutrition

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 478mgPotassium: 349mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 338IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 118mgIron: 1mg
Keyword french onion soup
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