Onion Soup Recipe

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Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time1 Hr 35 Min
Ready In1 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Butter3 Tablespoon
 Onions1 Pound, peeled and thinly sliced
 Flour1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Beef stock1 Quart (freshly made or canned (if canned, dilute with an equal amount of water))
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground pepper To Taste
For croutes
 French bread slice4
 Oil/Butter and imported swiss cheese mixed1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon, freshly grated

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 524 Calories from Fat 362

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g62.9%

Saturated Fat 10.9 g54.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 29.3 mg

Sodium 857.9 mg35.7%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g9.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.4%

Sugars 7.3 g

Protein 12 g23.4%

Vitamin A 6.3% Vitamin C 14.1%

Calcium 17.1% Iron 9.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven to 325°F.

MAKING
2 In a heavy 5 to 6-quart pot, melt the butter over moderate heat
3 Add in the onions and cook slowly over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
4 Let the onions caramelize, scraping regularly to move the brown particles onto the onions until all are a deep mahogany color.
5 Stir in the flour.
6 Gradually, pour in the stock, and bring it to a boil.
7 Lower the heat and partially cover the pot.
8 Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
9 This can be frozen or refrigerated at this point and can be kept for several days.
10 Correct the seasoning.
11 Add salt and freshly ground pepper.
12 For the croutes, on a baking sheet, arrange the thick slices of bread side by side.
13 Place in the upper third of the oven.
14 Toast for about 15 minutes.
15 Using a pastry brush, brush the toasted bread with oil or butter for added flavor.

SERVING
16 Transfer the soup to a casserole or individual heatproof bowls.
17 Correct the seasoning.
18 Arrange the croutes on top of the soup, and sprinkle evenly with the cheese.
19 Bake the soup in the middle of the oven at 375 °F. for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
20 If frozen, reheate soup on top of the stove.
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