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INGREDIENTS ( Serves 20 People-or 10 People Twice, etc, or you can scale the ingredients down)


12     White onions

½      lb butter

½      Cup of sugar

½      Cup of sherry (hic!)

½      Cup of beef stock

½      Cup of chicken stock

1       Tablespoon of black pepper

8       Pints of hot water




(1)   Cut the tops and bottoms off the onions and slice them in half through the centre from top to bottom.

(2)   Remove the outside skins and discard them

(3)   Take a onion half and slice it in half against the natural lines on its surface, then cut it julienne style along the natural lines of the onion

(4)   Repeat with all the onions

(5)   In a large stock pot, melt the butter and add the onions

(6)   Sauté the onions for about 5 minutes

(7)   Add the sugar, sherry, beef and chicken stocks, and the black pepper

(8)   Continue cooking over medium heat until the onions are soft and translucent (They should have a nice caramelised colour due to the stocks)

(9)   Add the hot water and bring to a boil

(10)  Boil for 4-5 minutes and remove from heat

(11)  Cool as quickly as possible and store in the fridge, covered, until needed for use

(12)  Reheat, as required, quickly, and to at least 140ºF/60 ºC

(13)  Ladle it into a soup bowl, top it with a croutons, sprinkle with grated parmesan on top of the croutons and cover all with a slice of Swiss cheese

(14)  Heat under a grill until the cheese has melted and is slightly browned

(15)  Sprinkle with parsley flakes and serve



Haven't done a soup for a while.

This is a delicious soup, full of complimentary flavours to make you feel warm inside when it's cold out.


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