'French' Mushroom Soup, au Gratin

  • Soup
  • Lunch
  • Mixed
  • Mushroom

Prep Time: 12

Cooking Time: 25

Ingredients.

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cups sliced assorted fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg, ground
  • ¼ tsp pepper, ground
  • 4 slices French bread, toasted (1-2cm thick)
  • 150g Swiss cheese, grated or sliced
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Method.

  1. In a large heavy saucepan heat oil over medium high heat; sauté mushrooms, onions and garlic about 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Add chicken broth, lemon rind, nutmeg and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Ladle soup into 4 deep ovenproof bowls. Float bread on top; sprinkle with Swiss cheese and Parmesan (if using). Place under broiler until bubbly and lightly browned.

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