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    French Onion Soup

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Emjay99's Note:

    Of all the french onion soup recipes I have tried, this one I think has the best classic flavour. The secret is the leaf thyme and teaspoonful of sugar.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    For the topping

    • 4 slices French bread, 1 inch thick
    • 2 cups combination of grated cheese (swiss, parmesan, mozzarella, edam is good)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oil and butter and saute onion and garlic until soft, do not brown.
    2. 2
      Sift over flour and add pepper, sugar and thyme and cook gently about a minute.
    3. 3
      Pour in the consomme, water and wine.
    4. 4
      Add parsley.
    5. 5
      Simmer gently about 15 to 20 minutes until onions are limp.
    6. 6
      Ladle the soup into 4 deep oven proof bowls preferably ones that have handles.
    7. 7
      Place a slice of bread on top of the soup, push down slightly and smother with a 1/2 cup cheese mixture per bowl.
    8. 8
      Broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 12, 2005

      25

      Although this soup is "Good" it is far to complicated/complex. Too many flavors competing for front stage. Is this a consomme with onions or even an onion gravy. I prefer simple when it comes to Onion Soup. Let the onion take the lead with a simple watery broth as a back drop. The bread will add the needed body to the soup. There is no need for the flour.

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    • on September 14, 2004

      55

      Hi Emjay99; I made your marvelous soup last night and enjoyed it to no end. I did add 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce to your recipe, gave it that extra little tang. Thank you so much for sharing. "Uncle Bill"

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    • 55

      I chose your French Onion Soup recipe over all of the others that I'd reviewed--and I want to say that your's is simply delicious! My husband stated he never thought the day would come when he would love onion soup--but he sure likes your's. He could make a meal on two bowls of it. I did add a couple more sliced onions to my soup pot--because they shrink when all of their moisture has been sweated out of them. I wanted plenty of onions in the broth. I used 3 cans of beef broth for the consomme and omitted the water, plus I reduced the white wine to 1/4 cup. Before ladling the soup into our individual bowls, I cut up a stick of mozzarella string cheese for the bottom of each bowl. I followed the rest of your recipe, exactly as you've have stated it.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Onion Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (601 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 592.3
     
    Calories from Fat 201
    33%
    Total Fat 22.3 g
    34%
    Saturated Fat 11.4 g
    57%
    Cholesterol 43.7 mg
    14%
    Sodium 1741.8 mg
    72%
    Total Carbohydrate 62.8 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
    23%
    Sugars 7.8 g
    31%
    Protein 25.7 g
    51%

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