French Onion Soup

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An authentic and warming recipe for French onion soup, complete with slices of baguette and topped with cheese. Enjoy!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 6 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 21 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 6 ⅓ cups chicken stock

  • cup white wine

  • 1 tablespoon white wine

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 (1/2 inch) slices French baguette

  • ½ cup shredded Gruyère cheese

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add onions; cook, stirring constantly, until golden, 15 to 30 minutes. Add water; cover and cook until onions are very tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle flour into the saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, until onions are coated, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken stock and 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon white wine; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently until flavors combine, about 20 minutes.

  3. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  4. Toast baguette slices until very crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Divide slices among 6 oven-safe soup bowls. Ladle soup on top. Sprinkle Gruyère cheese over each bowl.

  5. Transfer bowls to the preheated oven; broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Do as the French do and remove the inner core of the onions before slicing. The French believe this makes the onion easier to digest.

Substitute Comté cheese for the Gruyere if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
10g Fat
15g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 1053mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 127mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.