French Halles Onion Soup Recipe

French Halles Onion Soup picture


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Onions5 Large
 Butter4 Tablespoon
 All purpose flour2 Tablespoon
 Tepid water/Consomme6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Milk2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Coarse salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Bread slice6 , toasted

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1842 Calories from Fat 622

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 71 g108.5%

Saturated Fat 41.2 g206.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 174.2 mg

Sodium 2786 mg116.1%

Total Carbohydrates 268 g89.2%

Dietary Fiber 31.4 g125.7%

Sugars 91.3 g

Protein 49 g97.1%

Vitamin A 39.8% Vitamin C 192.4%

Calcium 100.5% Iron 51.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Peel the onions and cut in two. Make super thin and even slices out of the onion halves.

2) Use a large heavy skillet, cast-iron if possible to heat up butter.
3) Add onions and sauté to golden brown by stirring with a wooden spoon.
4) Sprinkle flour over the onions and keep on stirring until the flour turns light golden.
5) Pour in water or consommé and season with salt.
6) Bring the liquid to a boil by frequent stirring.
7) Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
8) Add scalded milk to the soup and adjust seasoning.
9) Meanwhile, toast the bread.

10) Lay one slice of toasted bread in each plate. Sprinkle freshly ground pepper on top and pour the soup over the bread.

11) Serve warm with a bowl of grated cheese in side.
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