Traditional French onion soup is make with beef stock, meaning that vegetarians usually can’t enjoy it! But never fear, I’ve found a way to make it so that us herbivores can enjoy delicious caramelised onions covered in a rich creamy stock and it involves marmite! What could be better?
For 3-4 people you’ll need:
- 4 medium white onions
- 40g unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 2 vegetable oxo cubes
- 2 tsp vegetarian bisto gravy
- 1 tsp marmite
- 1.25 litres of boiling water
- A small french stick
- 50g grated vegetarian cheese (cheddar, emmental, or gruyere if you can find it)
- Melt the butter in a heavy based pan, then add the sliced onions and sugar and sweat on a low heat for 20 minutes.
- Make up the stock by mixing the oxo cubes, bisto, marmite and water and stirring until combined.
- When the onions are nice and brown take it off of the heat and stir in the flour.
- Place the pan back on the heat and slowly add the stock mixing well.
- Bring to the boil, still stirring, then reduce the heat, cover and leave to simmer for 30 minutes.
- When there’s 10 minutes left of simmering time, slice your french stick in to 4 thick slices and grill on one side.
- Flip over and cover with the cheese and grill until lovely and bubbling.
- Serve up the soup and big cheesy croutons and enjoy!
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