Arch Onion Soup


Prep time: 
10 minutes


We always have damaged onions left over after the pack on Wednesday, they either go in the compost or get passed onto Healthy Living Platform for their meals. This week its was time for our version of french onion soup. Its easy to make, doesn't use many ingredients and always pleases everyone.


8 onions, thinly sliced

2 tbs oil or 50g butter

2 tbs flour

1.5 liter veg stock or water

100 ml cream, or dairy-free alternative


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan
  2. Add the onions and a sprinkle of salt, cover and sweat on a low heat for at least 45 mins. The onion should be very soft and pale
  3. Raise the heat to medium and stir in the flour. Don't let it stick to the pan
  4. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 10 to 15 mins until it has thickened
  5. Check the seasoning and stir in the cream. Heat through but don't let it boil as the cream will seperate
  6. Serve with toasted crusty bread


A shot of brandy doesn't go amiss in this soup (but not for staff lunch). Gruyère cheese, or a dairy-free alternative, melted on the crusty bread and floated on top of the soup makes it a heartier, and more French, meal.

Photo Credit: Jonny Hughes @jonny2love
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