English Onion Soup with Sage and Cheddar


  • Good knob of butter
  • Olive oil
  • Handful fresh sage leaves, 8 leaves reserved for garnish
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 5 red onions, peeled and sliced
  • 3 large white onions, peeled and sliced
  • 3 banana shallots, peeled and sliced
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 11 ounces leeks, trimmed, washed and sliced
    • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 8 cups good-quality hot beef, chicken or vegetable stock
    • 8 slices good-quality stale bread, ¾-inch thick
    • 7 ounces freshly grated Cheddar
    • Worcestershire sauce

1. There's something so incredibly humble about onion soup. It's absolutely one of my favorites but unfortunately I only ever get to make it in the restaurant or for myself as the missus thinks she's allergic to onions. (She's not, because I whiz them up into loads of dishes without her knowing!)...

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