I have been living in France for almost 4 years now and have learnt to appreciate french cuisine.
I admit it wasn't that hard.
I suppose everyone has heard at least one word about the famous french chef Paul Bocuse?
When i was living in Lyon (if you ask me a more beautiful city than Paris itself...) i used to travel almost every weekend to Dijon to meet my then Boyfriend (now husband) and i passed by one of his Restaurants...
This colorful one... L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges
After all the season's festivities and the booze, the frenchies serve their famous Soupe à l'onion which i present you today:
Receipt serves 4
100 g Gruyère
400 g Onions
100 g Butter
2 spoons Flour
1,5 l Bouillon (beef or chicken stock or salted boiling water can be used)
The quality of the onions is crucial in this recipe!
Onions cut in half and then sliced into 3mm slices.
On a hight heat, in a large non-stick saucepan, melt the butter without letting it brown. Add the onions and let them soften, stir frequently.
Stir the flour into nice caramelized onions and mix with a wooden spoon thoroughly.
Add the boiling water or stock, simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
Arrange the baguette slices on a baking tray and sprinkle the freshly grated Gruyère over them. Place under a hot grill for 5 minutes to meld and slightly brown the cheese
Serve the Soup in bowls with croûtons on top, the remaining Gruyère aside.