nutritional information

Per SERVING:

  • Calories: 279
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Cholesterol: 18 mg
  • Sodium: 794 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 7 g

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Serves 6

Traditional French onion soup can come in as high as 39 grams of fat per serving. Ours has just 10.5 and tastes amazing. Slowly caramelizing the onions gives this soup its diner-divine rich flavor (don't try to hurry the onions; they're worth the time!). Slices of toasted sourdough and just enough melted cheese complete the order.
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 5 large onions (about 3 lb.), halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbs.)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups roasted or low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ⅓ cup dry sherry
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. sherry vinegar
  • 6 ½-inch slices sourdough bread, toasted
  • ⅔ cup shredded Jarlsberg or Gruyère cheese

1. Heat butter and oil in heavy, large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and salt, and cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to very low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 50 to 60 minutes, until onions are very tender and brown.

2. Stir in flour, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Blend in broth, sherry and mustard. Cover, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in sherry vinegar.

3. Preheat broiler. Ladle soup into six heatproof bowls. Top each with slice of toast and grated cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve hot.

January 2006

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comments

Smells wonderful!

Robyn Simpson - 2014-03-25 02:22:32

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A - 2014-02-24 01:16:45

Delicious. We were too conservative with the heat while caramelizin the onions at first - I'd describe the required heat as low-medium. We also added 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms to the stock and let them soak for a few hours to add additional umami flavor.

Cindy - 2014-01-19 01:51:49

My onions NEVER browned. Not even close after an hour. Too much juice from the onions I think. I wish I knew how others' got theirs to turn out so good.

G Bottoms - 2014-01-01 17:36:08

My mom hates that I don't eat anything she cooks becuase I'm a vegetarian, so she found this recipe and gave it a try. It was amazing and tasted exactly how French onion soup is supposed to taste. The meat eaters in my family couldn't tell the difference between this recipe and one made with beef broth. I highly reccomend this!!

Caitie - 2013-12-23 07:05:48

I made some substitutions to match what I had on-hand and it turned out to be quite delicious - here are my substitutions in case it is helpful to anyone else: 1. used Vidalia onions 2. used mushroom broth 3. instead of sherry - used beer 4. instead of sherry vinegar - used malt vinegar 5. instead of Gruyere, used a slice of Havarti over each oven proof bowl

piccolabambolamama - 2013-05-27 01:11:30

your french onion soup heat the spot on a cold night i want something different so i tried it and it did the job i well mack it again you have good recipe to tray so keep up the good work

Robert greene - 2012-11-14 14:37:44

This is a fantastic recipe and I have been making it since first seeing in Vegetarian Times magazine. This is the French onion soup my husband compares the others to. It can be made vegan, but you must use yellow Spanish onions. Using panoche or sweet onions does not make it taste good (they get horribly mushy and are too sweet). To make this vegan, you can use Daiya mozzarella on top, but it takes a lot to melt this (needs to be done under the broiler). This dish is absolutely scrummy.

Laurie Rice - 2012-04-24 15:47:43

This is FANTASTIC! I made this tonight and it was sooo easy and came out great. My boyfriend loved it to. Didn't have the recommended cheese so I used provolone and it was yummy. Def. recommend.

Brittany - 2011-01-31 16:43:37

sounds lovely, but with addition of sherry and sherry vinegar it's more like "Spanish Onion Soup"

spanna - 2010-12-29 16:12:04

Looks a lot like my old standby. I'll try this soon!

flonabon@earthlink.net - 2010-12-29 14:08:21