Wednesday, January 5, 2011

{classic french onion soup}

Do you love onions? I do.

Classic French Onion Soup

1/2 T. butter
4 medium onions, sliced
2 T. flour
1/8 tsp. sugar
5 c. low-sodium beef broth
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 slices French bread, toasted
1 clove garlic, split lengthwise
2 T. grated Parmesan cheese

Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sliced onions and saute until golden, about 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and sugar; cook 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Raise heat to medium high and add beef broth, thyme, bay leaf, and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, covered loosely, for 30 minutes. Remove and discard the bay leaf.

Preheat broiler. Rub the toasted pieces of French bread with the cut edge of the garlic clove and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Divide soup evenly among four individual bowls (make certain they are flameproof). Place a piece of bread, cheese side up, in each bowl. Set bowls under broiler, 4-6 inches from heat, and broil about 2 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.

*You can also toast the bread and cheese ahead of time, and place on top of the soup right before serving.

Calories per serving: 203
Total Fat: 3 grams
Protein: 19 grams
Carbs: 25 grams

1 comment:

Odie Langley said...

I love onions so much this has to be awesome. Thanks.
Odie