Alton Brown's French Onion Soup Recipe

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Submitted by enobrev

Makes 8 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Alton Brown's French Onion Soup

5 sweet onions
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups white wine
10 ounces Beef Broth (should be consumme)
10 ounces chicken broth
10 ounces apple cider, unfiltered
1 tbsp thyme (a couple sprigs)
1 tbsp bay leaf (1 leaf)
1 tbsp parsley (1 branch)
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp Ground black pepper
1 oz brandy (or cognac)
8 slices Country Style White Bread
1 cup Fontina cheese (or Gruyere), grated

Recipe Directions for Alton Brown's French Onion Soup

  1. Trim the ends off each onion then halve lengthwise

  2. Remove peel and finely slice into half moon shapes

  3. Set electric skillet to 300 degrees and add butter

  4. Once butter has melted add a layer of onions and sprinkle with a little salt

  5. Repeat layering onions and salt until all onions are in the skillet

  6. Do not try stirring until onions have sweated down for 15 to 20 minutes

  7. After that, stir occasionally until onions are dark mahogany and reduced to approximately 2 cups. This should take 45 minutes to 1 hour. Do not worry about burning.

  8. Add enough wine to cover the onions and turn heat to high, reducing the wine to a syrup consistency

  9. Add consume, chicken broth, apple cider and "bouquet garni" (thyme sprigs, bay leaf, and parsley tied together with kitchen string).

  10. Reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

  11. Place oven rack in top 1/3 of oven and heat broiler

  12. Cut country bread in rounds large enough to fit mouth of oven safe soup crocks

  13. Place the slices on a baking sheet and place under broiler for 1 minute

  14. Season soup mixture with salt, pepper and cognac

  15. Remove bouquet garni and ladle soup into crocks leaving one inch to the lip

  16. Place bread round, toasted side down, on top of soup and top with grated cheese

  17. Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden, 1 to 2 minutes

Categories

Vegetables, First Course, Slow Cook

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 290.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
283
Calories from Fat
85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.5g
15%
Saturated Fat
4.9g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Sodium
1133mg
47%
Potassium
272mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
29.0g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
8.7g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 11% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
    Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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