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Cream of onion soup

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Soups & stews

Cream of onion soup

Starter Serves 4 45 min
This bistro classic, enriched with cream, makes a good quick supper with a hunk of crusty bread. Garlic bread goes especially well. Season it liberally and garnish with chopped parsley and croutons. You could stir in a tablespoon of sherry before blending.


  • 50g butter
  • 5 medium sized onions, chopped
  • 3 medium sized potatoes, diced
  • nutmeg
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 300ml single cream
  • small handful parsley, chopped
  • handful croutons


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 35 min
  • Step 1

    In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the onions with the potatoes, nutmeg and seasoning.
  • Step 2

    Cover with a lid and stew gently for 20 minutes. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Boil for 10 minutes and pass through a fine mouli or blend.
  • Step 3

    Return to the saucepan and add the cream. Gently reheat (do not boil once cream is added). Serve and sprinkle each bowl with parsley and croutons.

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