Published on 07/08/12
20 minutes to prepare and 60 minutes to cook
I have to confess to being a very impatient cook. I like things to be fast and furious in the kitchen. Bish bash bosh a 3 course meal for 6 on the table in under an hour. BUT and it is a big but when you’re making French onion soup you have to slow yourself right down and take your time. First there is the mountain of onions you have to peel and thinly slice, then there is the 45 minutes it takes to slowly cook and brown the onions in butter and olive oil. It is quite frankly a dish of love, because you cannot leave it to its own devices, you have to be there the whole time, giving it maximum attention and slavishly hovering with wooden soup in hand to make sure your onions do not burn. But it is worth every single mouthful.