French Onion Soup~ the Best!


French Onion Soup

“My husband Bill orders French onion soup every time he goes out, but he says this homemade version is the best he’s ever had! So you can enjoy gourmet French onion soup at home, but please do not be intimidated by it at all! It is not hard! This is the best onion soup you will ever have!

I often cut the recipe in half to make enough for 3 and use the MICROWAVE instead of the oven.  So easy!

The wine is a subtle taste that melds wonderfully with the onions and cheese. But if you don’t want to use the wine, substitute it with water! This is SO delicious!     Enjoy!”

Servings: 6

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon sugar
2 onions, sliced thinly
1 tablespoon flour
2-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup red wine
2 cans (10.5 ounces each) condensed beef broth
1 baguette  (French bread)
8 ounces mozzarella or Swiss cheese 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 425º.
2. Place 6 oven-proof soup crocks onto a cookie sheet.
3. In a 4 quart saucepan melt the butter.
4. Stir in the sugar and onions over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
5. Stir in the flour, water, wine and beef broth. Heat it to boiling, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the soup and simmer it for 10 minutes.
6. Cut the baguette into 1 inch thick slices. Toast the slices on the light setting.
7. Ladle the soup into the soup crocks.
8. Place 1 or 2 slices of toast on top of the soup.
9. Fold a few slices of cheese over the bread slices.
10. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
11. An alternative to oven baking is to put the soup crocks in the microwave on high uncovered for 45 seconds. If your soup crocks have lids like mine do, let them cook for 1 ½ minutes in the microwave or until cheese is melted. Using the microwave is lot quicker and easier, but you cannot fit in 6 at a time. It is great if you are cutting the recipe in half. It is up to you. Both methods give excellent results!
12. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

French Onion Soup~ the Best!
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving: 1 soup crock
Calories: 230
Calories from Fat: 175

* % Daily Value *
* Total Fat 19g 29%
* Saturated Fat 13g 64%
* Cholesterol 58mg 19%
* Sodium 123mg 5%
* Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
* Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
* Protein 11g 19%
* Sugars 1g
* Vitamin A 14%
* Vitamin C 7%
* Calcium 33%
* Iron 0%

* * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



Categories: ETHNIC CUISINE, French, Soups

Tags: ,

2 replies

  1. I knew Bill and I were partners for a reason! I LOVE french onion soup!! Thanks for the recipe. Love and miss you both .

    Like

    • haha, Diane! I cannot believe all the fans of French Onion Soup there are! I thought it had a very limited fan base! I think a lot of people eat it out though. This is really amazing! Try it! Miss you guys too!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Huntington Quilters

Fostering friendships, creativity and the love of quilting

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

Brooklyn Homemaker

modern classic recipes, story telling, and a little bit of history. Oh yeah, and schnauzers.

City Boy Hens

Stepping Back To A Simpler Time!

I'm Frayed Knot

Original Crochet Designs

Dabbles & Babbles

Everyday creative adventures

Angie's Open Recipe Box

Favorite Recipes Tried and True, Old and New

Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts

Wholesome family living, simple recipes and crafts

Ann Carmen Collection

One of a kind handmade jewelry created by Ann Carmen

Lynne Pusscat - Quilting Junkie

An English quilter in Switzerland

Coinquilini in Cucina

"Uno non può pensare bene, amare bene, dormire bene, se non ha mangiato bene." Virginia Woolf

Baker At Heart

Home baking and cooking blog

GoanImports.com

Learn about Goa Culture, Foods and Recipes

dreamernxtdoor

A fine WordPress.com site

Cooking Is My Sport

Practice makes perfect, so put me in the game, Coach!

The Mountain Kitchen

Cooking and Mountain Life

Ocean View Kitchen

globally inspired food

Selma's Table

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful - stories and recipes from a wonderful life...

Fae's Twist & Tango

Magazine of a Storyteller... articles about world cultures, travel, and recipes with a twist and tango ♪ ♪ ♪ ...

Sugar and Spice Baking

And all the yummy things we are making…

My Foray Into Food Storage

A regular gal learning about Food Storage, Home Cooking, Canning, Gardening, and more!

CookiesCakesPiesOhMy

...and Everything Else I Love to Bake!

alifemoment

Colourful Good Food & Positive Lifestyle

Much a Munch

Living. Loving. Munching - A Sydney Food Blog

a whisk and a spoon

connoisseur of fine cake

Mikey's In My Kitchen

Cooking For An Inspirational Eater

food on fifth

recipes from a food stylists kitchen

tea and sesame

British-born-Chinese foodie, traveller and business woman

gotta get baked

musings of a baking fiend

ice cream magazine

................... for lovers of ice cream. Your free on line magazine for sweet frozen treats. Recipes, inspiration, artisanal ideas for your delectation.

Little Sweet Baker

Simple and delicious recipes for today's busy lifestyle.

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

Food...cooking...eating....tools - What works, and what doesn't!

La petite casserole

Recettes d'une italienne à Montréal

the quiet baker

Everyday food adventures, creations, and life around Vancouver

AnnaShortcakes

Food is beautiful!

TastyTreats13!

A sweet WordPress.com site

Cooking with Mr Fitz

A collection of food journeys & taste-full experiences

At The Corner of Happy And Harried

A slice of my commonly uncommon life

Sweet And Crumby

Baking, a Love Story

%d bloggers like this: