French Onion Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy French Onion Soup recipe? Learn how to make French Onion Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by madefromconcentrate

Makes 6 servings



French Onion Soup with a crust of cheese on top. By Delia

Recipe Ingredients for French Onion Soup

1 1/2 lb (700 g) onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 oz (50 g) butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
2 pints (1.2 litres) beef stock
10 fl oz (275 ml) dry white wine

Recipe Directions for French Onion Soup

  1. place the saucepan or casserole on a high heat and melt the oil and butter together. When this is very hot, add the onions, garlic and sugar, and keep turning them from time to time until the edges of the onions have turned dark ? this will take about 6 minutes. Then reduce the heat to its lowest setting and leave the onions to carry on cooking very slowly for about 30 minutes, by which time the base of the pan will be covered with a rich, nut brown, caramelised film.

  2. After that, pour in the stock and white wine, season, then stir with a wooden spoon, scraping the base of the pan well. As soon as it all comes up to simmering point, turn down the heat to its lowest setting, then go away and leave it to cook very gently, without a lid, for about 1 hour.

  3. All this can be done in advance but, when you're ready to serve the soup, bring it back up to simmering point, taste to check for seasoning ? and if it's extra-cold outside, add a couple of tablespoons of Cognac! Warm the tureen or soup bowls in a low oven and pre-heat the grill to its highest setting. Then ladle in the hot soup and top with the croutons, allowing them to float on the top of the soup.

  4. Now sprinkle the grated Gruyère thickly over the croutons and place the whole lot under the grill until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling. Serve immediately ? and don't forget to warn your guests that everything is very hot!

Categories

Main Dish, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 337.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
208
Calories from Fat
113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.6g
19%
Saturated Fat
5.7g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
583mg
24%
Potassium
307mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
12.7g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
5.6g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 4% Iron 4%
* 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 saturated fat
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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