How to make French onion soup


  • 100g/3½oz Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in half
  • chopped parsley to garnish
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 litre/1¾ pint fresh beef stock
  • 2 tbsp Madeira, plus extra once cooked, to taste
  • 100ml/3½fl oz white wine
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1kg/2lb 4oz onions, thinly sliced
    • 50g/2oz butter
    • 8 thick slices French bread

1. Melt the butter in a medium-sized ovenproof pan, add the onions and garlic and gently fry over a low heat for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are really soft and a rich dark brown colour. This stage of the recipe is really important, the long slow cooking of the onions g...

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