French onion soup with blue cheese croûtes

This classic French onion soup is served with blue cheese croûtes for a delicious lunch or dinner.

4

10m

25m

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 20g butter
  • 4 large (about 200g each) brown onions, halved, thinly sliced
  • 5 thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) dry white wine (optional)
  • 4 cups (1L) salt-reduced beef stock
  • 1 tsp Coles Dijon Mustard
  • 150g soft blue cheese
  • 8 slices Coles Bakery Stone Baked Light Rye Sourdough Vienna, toasted

Method

STEP 1

Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 mins or until the onion softens slightly. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until the onion is soft and light golden.

STEP 2

Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until the mixture is grainy. Add wine, if using, and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until well combined. Add the stock, mustard and 1 cup (250ml) water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 mins or until onion is very soft and the soup thickens slightly. Remove and discard the thyme. Season.

STEP 3

Spread blue cheese over the toasts. Ladle soup among serving bowls and top with toasts. Season to serve.

Serve with chopped chives and thyme sprigs

Dietary information

Egg-free
Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
No added sugar

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