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Real French Onion Soup

Real French Onion Soup

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
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After many attempts via trail-and-error, this is my all time favorite onion soup recipe.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 307 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 14.3 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 547 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions, and season with a little salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions are nicely browned, about 20 minutes. This step can not be hurried, the end result will be a rich golden brown mass of onion. This is where all your flavor comes from and can take a little practice. The darker you can get the onion without burning, the better the flavor.
  2. Slowly pour the beef broth into the soup, stirring to remove any bits of onion that may be stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add the sprigs of parsley and thyme to the soup. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes. Do not boil. Pour the sherry into the soup, and simmer for 5 more minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired. Remove the sprigs of parsley and thyme.
  3. Preheat the oven's broiler. Place serving bowls onto a baking sheet. Ladle the soup into serving bowls, and float a slice of bread on top of each one. Sprinkle shredded Gruyere cheese over the top. Broil for 2 minutes, or until browned. Serve immediately.
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Reviews

nirmeenadel
7

nirmeenadel

2/3/2007

Amazing! my brother and i actually hate onion soups but we absolutely devoured this one! i excluded the sherry and used parmesan cheese and it was just perfect!

Z24GIRL
6

Z24GIRL

7/18/2004

Soup was good, but I don't recommend using low sodium broth unless your diet calls for it. I made it again after using regular beef broth, and it was perfect!

Jennifer
5

Jennifer

9/11/2009

This was great. I used it as a template. To make it healthier, I upped the amount of onions, added dry red wine and served without cheese and bread. A few days later I wanted to make the leftovers more of "meal", so I added some French lentils that I cooked in beef broth, red wine and thyme. Awesome, awesome, awesome stuff!!

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