French Onion Soup

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 55 min 6
French Onion Soup
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1/2 cup Butter, unsalted
4 medium White onion (sliced)
2 clove(s) Garlic (chopped)
2 leaf Bay leaf
2 sprig Thyme, fresh
1 pinch Kosher salt
1 dash Black pepper
1 cup Wine, table, red (about 1/2 bottle)
3 tbsp All-purpose white flour
8 cup Beef broth (stock), low-sodium (2 quarts)
1 baguette Baguette, French bread (sliced)
227 gm Gruyere cheese


Melt the stick of butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and salt and pepper and cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes. Add the wine, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated and the onions are dry, about 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Dust the onions with the flour and give them a stir. Turn the heat down to medium low so the flour doesn't burn, and cook for 10 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste. Now add the beef broth, bring the soup back to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

When you're ready to eat, preheat the broiler. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle the slices with the Gruyere and broil until bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Ladle the soup in bowls and float several of the Gruyere croutons on top.

Alternative method: Ladle the soup into bowls, top each with 2 slices of bread and top with cheese. Put the bowls into the oven to toast the bread and melt the cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 497
Calories from fat 261
Calories from saturated fat 155
Total Fat 29.0 g
Saturated Fat 17.3 g
Trans Fat 0.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.0 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Sodium 1273 mg
Potassium 289 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 7.0 g
Protein 20.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.4
Milk Alternative 0.8
Vegetables 0.8

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