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Harry Potter French Onion Soup Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe 42)

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This week we're brewing up a magical recipe inspired by a French classic soup!

This week we're moving on to Chapter Eleven of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets "The Duelling Club":

"Neville Longbottom bought a large, evil smelling green onion"

Time for another Harry Potter appetiser that is the perfect winter soup recipe!

Feeling the cold as winter approaches? This week's recipe is an ode to our French Witches and Wizards out there, bringing you the perfect warming homemade soup for this time of year!

This easy french onion soup recipe will show you how to make homemade soup in a few simple steps. French Onion soup is one of the world's most famous soups - and for good reason! The slow process of cooking the onions helps brings out the maximum flavour for an unbeatable result. Follow along and wow your guests with this delicious soup recipe!

If you've been looking for an easy Skele-Gro Potion recipe follow this simple step-by-step recipe to create your own Harry Potter smoothie recipe!

Harry Potter French Onion Soup Recipe Ingredients

(serves 6)

For the French Onion Soup recipe

  • 500g onions

  • 50g butter

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • salt and pepper

  • 3 sprigs rosemary

  • 3 sprigs thyme

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 75ml white wine

  • 500ml strong beef stock

For the garlic cheese croutons

  • 6 slices of (lightning bolt) bread

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 100g gruyere cheese, grated

  • 1 tsp fresh or dried parsley

French Onion Soup Recipe Method:

  1. To create the French Onion Soup base you want to begin by peeling and chopping the onions. Remove the skins, slice in half and then slice thinly. (Wizard Tip! If you're not used to chopping lots of onions you can use a food processor with a slice attachment to do most of the work for you).

  2. Place a pan on a medium-low heat and then add in your butter and olive oil, swirling until the butter has melted. Add in the onions and allow them to fry for about 10 minutes until soft and translucent. (Wizard Tip! If the onions start to catch add in olive oil to prevent it burning).

  3. Peel the cloves of garlic, crush them with a garlic press and then add to the onions. Season the base with salt, pepper. Finely chop the rosemary and thyme and add into the base too. Stir through and allow to continue cooking on a low heat for 15-20 minutes.

  4. Once the onions are lovely dark and golden de-glaze the pan by pouring in the white wine. Stir through as it bubbles away. Add in the beef stock and bay leaf and stir well. Give the soup a quick taste, add any extra salt and pepper to taste and then place a lid on top and allow the soup to simmer for 20 minutes.

  5. For the Lightning Bolt garlic cheese croutons, prepare your slices of bread. (Wizard Tip! If you haven't made my Lightning Bolt bread recipe you can cut them out of a normal loaf of bread, or use baguette slices instead.) Melt the butter in a pan and crush your garlic before adding in. Allow to fry to 1 minute.

  6. Place the bread in and allow to toast for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden.

  7. Transfer the soup into ramekins leaving a 1 inch gap from the top. Place the croutons over the ramekin and sprinkle a generous serving of the cheese over the top. Finish with some parsley before placing under the grill for 3-5 minutes until the cheese has melted into the soup. Serve immediately.

And viola! With that our Harry Potter French Onion Soup recipe is ready to wow your guests! Tuck in while it's hot!

If you're going to recreate this recipe I'd love to see what you come up with! Take lots of photos and share them on Instagram using the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen (you can follow @BradBakes - and tag me in them too!)

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