French onion soup toastie
1 HOUR | SERVES 4 | EASY
unsalted butter 100g onions 4, thinly sliced thyme 10 sprigs, leaves picked beef stock 250ml white toastie bread 8 slices cheddar 100g, grated gruyère 50g, grated block mozzarella 50g, grated
• Heat half the butter in a frying pan and leave the remaining butter out at room temperature, to soften. Once foaming, add the onions, a pinch of salt and 200ml of water. Cook on high until all of the water has evaporated, then reduce the heat and add the thyme. Cook gently for 20 minutes, stirring regularly, until the onions are really soft and sticky. Add the beef stock and boil until syrupy.
• Heat a toastie maker. Spread the softened butter on both sides of every slice of bread, and divide the grated cheese and caramelised onions between four of the pieces. Put in the toastie maker, give each its buttered bread lid, and grill for 6-7 minutes until crisp. Alternatively fry for 3-4 minutes each side in a non-stick frying pan.
PER SERVING 562 KCALS | FAT 37.1G SATURATES 22.9G | CARBS 35.2G | SUGARS 9.2G FIBRE 4.5G | PROTEIN 19.5G | SALT 1.5G