French Onion Soup

Servings : Serves 2

One of my favourite soups, it originates from France. It’s made up of caramelised onions and beef broth, with a toasted bread slice and some cheese melted on top, giving this soup a rich and delicious flavour! Perfect for when you want a fancy yet filling soup for your lunch! 😉


  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic paste
  • 5-6 cups beef broth/soup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 thick slices of toasted bread
  • 1/2 cup grated swiss or parmesan cheese or sliced swiss cheese
  • 2 oven-proof soup bowls or ramekins


Heat the butter and oil, then fry the onions on low heat until golden. Add the garlic paste, then add the sugar and salt, and let the onions caramelize to a dark golden brown. Add the flour and stir it around on low heat to get rid of the ‘raw’ flour smell. Then slowly add the beef broth/soup and stir.

Increase the heat to medium and let the soup simmer for 20 minutes. You can skim any oil that comes to the top if you want. Adjust seasoning to taste.

* Do this last step right before serving.

When ready to serve, pour the soup into each ramekin/bowl then add a slice of toast on top of each bowl. Sprinkle the grated cheese, and place the bowls under a hot broiler/grill until the cheese is golden and bubbly, about 5 minutes more or less. Serve immediately!

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