Bastille Day French Onion Soup

The Red Spoon Co Team   >  10 July 2017

For Francophiles, Bastille Day is the ultimate celebration of France. This year we are featuring a classic that should be on everyone's table on the 14th. This is not only one of the easiest recipes you could attempt, it's also packed with flavour and perfect for the cooler weather. 



French Onion Soup


  • 1.8kg Brown Onions, sliced
  • 90gm Butter
  • 1lt Beef Stock
  • 3 Thyme Sprigs
  • 3 Parsley Sprigs
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Sliced Baguette
  • Grated Gruyere


- Melt butter in large pot over medium heat, add sliced onions, mix and then cover and cook slowly for 20-30mins to soften. Remove lid and continue to cook onions till they break down and start to caramelise, approx. 1 hour. Securely tie herbs in a small square of muslin cloth and add to onions with beef stock. Bring to a simmer and continue cooking till stock has reduced by half or until thick, don't forget to mix well to prevent any caramelised onion from sticking to the bottom and burning. Remove herbs and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

- Toast the baguette till golden and top with gruyere and melt. Serve soup in a wide mug or bowl and a side of gruyere baguette.

Bon Appetit