I had never made onion soup before, and then thanks to having lots of onions to use up I thought 'how hard can it be?' and I was right! I really hate following recipes 'cos they never have totally basic ingredients, no matter how 'basic' it says it is! My thrown together easy as pie onion soup recipe is honestly the most ridiculously easy thing ever.
To serve two you will need:
- 2 large onions (or add more if you fancy it!)
- Bit of garlic (see how vague I'm being here...)
- Some water with two vegetable stock cubes (or chicken if that's more to your taste)
- Lots of salt
- Some butter (to cook the onions in)
You also will need a blender, a pan and... that's about it. Aside from a knife to slice the onions and garlic but that's super basic. Onto the order of events...
- Slice the onions up real nice, small, but not too small, you want them to still be blendable. Also chop up some garlic, however much you want. Pop all this into the pan with some butter and turn up the heat, middling heat, high heat, you'll figure it out.
- Stir it about and cook until the onions are soft, don't let them get too brown or the soup will be bitter! Add more butter if needed. While doing this boil the kettle so the water is ready.
- Pour the boiling water into the pan, guess how much, until the pan is nearly full I guess! Add the two stock cubes and a lorra lorra salt.
- Turn up the heat until it boils, then turn it down to a simmer and leave with the lid on for about ten minutes.
- After ten minutes turn off the heat and let it cool a bit before chucking all of that into the blender. Yes. All of it.
- Sniff, taste and season.
- Make cheesy toast.
- Dip cheesy toast in soup and muuuunch.
- You're welcome.