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Classic French Onion Soup

 
One serving costs about $2.94 One serving costs about $2.94

$2.94 per serving

19 people like this recipe

19 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 fall,winter lunch,soup,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,French,European
spoonacular Score:41%

Spoonacular Score: 41%

 

If you want to add more Mediterranean recipes to your collection, Classic French Onion Soup might be a recipe you should try. For $2.94 per serving, you get a main course that serves 4. One portion of this dish contains approximately 18g of protein, 24g of fat, and a total of 416 calories. 19 people were impressed by this recipe. If you have salt and pepper, parsley, flour, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It will be a hit at your Autumn event. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 39%, which is rather bad. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Le Cafe Ile St. Louis Onion Soup Gratinee – this is a new take on the classic French Onion Soup, Classic French Onion Soup, and Classic French Onion Soup.

French Onion Soup works really well with Beaujolais and Pinot Grigio. A fruity Beaujolais will complement this soup's rich flavors. If you prefer white wine, try a pinot grigio. The Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais Villages Vieilles Vignes with a 4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 23 dollars per bottle.

Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu Beaujolais Villages Vieilles Vignes

A top-tier old vine Beaujolais-Villages from a densely planted, early ripening sector. This super value is supple, succulent and very pretty. Certified organic and practicing dynamic.

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Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 cup
0.25 cup salted butter
salted butter
4
4  yellow onions
yellow onions
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps flour
flour
0.5 cup
0.5 cup sherry
sherry
5 cups
5 cups beef broth
beef broth
3 sprigs
3 sprigs fresh thyme
fresh thyme
3 sprigs
3 sprigs fresh parsley
fresh parsley
1
1  bay leaf
bay leaf
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
4 slice
4 slice french baguette
french baguette
1 cup
1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
shredded gruyere cheese
0.25 cup salted butter
0.25 cup
salted butter
4  yellow onions
4
yellow onions
0.25 tsps flour
0.25 tsps
flour
0.5 cup sherry
0.5 cup
sherry
5 cups beef broth
5 cups
beef broth
3 sprigs fresh thyme
3 sprigs
fresh thyme
3 sprigs fresh parsley
3 sprigs
fresh parsley
1  bay leaf
1
bay leaf
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
4 slice french baguette
4 slice
french baguette
1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
1 cup
shredded gruyere cheese

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
dutch oven
dutch oven
oven
oven
ramekin
ramekin
ladle
ladle
frying pan
frying pan
baking sheet
baking sheet
dutch oven
dutch oven
oven
oven
ramekin
ramekin
ladle
ladle
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions to the pot and sprinkle with flour. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. If the onions are cooking too quickly, reduce heat. When the onions are tender and golden in colour, de-glaze the pan with sherry. Pour beef broth into the pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Butter slices of French bread and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes until very dry. Set aside. Remove herb stalks and bay leaf. Ladle soup portions into four oven safe ramekins. Top with crusty French bread and sprinkle with cheese. Place ramekins on a cookie sheet and bake uncovered at 400 for 5-10 minutes until cheese is bubbling. Broil for one minute more to brown the top. Serve warm. Serves 4

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.94
Ingredient
¼ cups salted butter
4 yellow onions
½ cups sherry
5 cups beef broth
3 sprigs fresh thyme
3 sprigs fresh parsley
1 bay leaf
4 slices french baguette
1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
Price
$0.49
$0.97
$1.34
$2.85
$0.16
$0.12
$0.02
$1.10
$4.71
$11.75

Tips

Health Tips

  • You have probably heard by now that whole wheat bread is better for you than white bread. While this is true and definitely worth considering, you should be aware that all bread (especially your typical supermarket loaves) will raise your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, make sure your bread (and all other ingredients) is truly gluten free.

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
415k Calories
17g Protein
24g Total Fat
27g Carbs
6% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
415k
21%

Fat
24g
37%

  Saturated Fat
14g
89%

Carbohydrates
27g
9%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
66mg
22%

Sodium
1579mg
69%

Alcohol
3g
17%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
17g
35%

Calcium
412mg
41%

Phosphorus
313mg
31%

Folate
93µg
23%

Selenium
16µg
23%

Vitamin B3
3mg
20%

Manganese
0.38mg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.29mg
17%

Vitamin B1
0.23mg
15%

Vitamin A
769IU
15%

Vitamin K
15µg
14%

Vitamin B12
0.76µg
13%

Vitamin C
10mg
13%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Potassium
418mg
12%

Fiber
2g
11%

Iron
2mg
11%

Vitamin B6
0.22mg
11%

Magnesium
42mg
11%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.54mg
5%

Vitamin E
0.54mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.41µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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