Alton Brown's French Onion Soup

Alton Brown's French Onion Soup
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 196.4
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,417.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Introduction

Alton Brown's French Onion Soup. I had a craving, and since I am back to counting calories, I figured I should calculate it before I ate it. Alton Brown's French Onion Soup. I had a craving, and since I am back to counting calories, I figured I should calculate it before I ate it.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    5 lbs sweet onions, diced or frenched
    3 tbsp unsalted butter
    3 tsp kosher salt
    2 cups dry white wine
    3 cups beef broth
    2 cups chicken broth
    2 sprigs thyme
    2 sprigs parsley
    2 bay leaves

Directions

Makes 8 servings

I used a food processor with the thin slicing blade to chop my onions. Took 5 minutes. Melt butter in large soup pot and add onions in 3 layers, alternating with 1 tsp salt for each layer. Sweat the onions on low heat for 15-20 minutes without stirring until translucent. Do not let sizzle or brown. Continue cooking for another 45 minutes to an hour until onions are reduced to about 2 cups and dark mahogany. Stir occasionally during the last 45 minutes to an hour.
Add just enough wine to cover the onions, turn heat to high and cook 5-10 minutes until wine is reduced to syrupy consistency. Add broths and herbs. Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes.

Broil bread rounds in oven until golden, pour soup into crocks and put round toast side down on soup and lay cheese on top.*

Broil with bread rounds and cheesy for 2 minutes in over safe crocks.

*This recipe is calculated without the cheese and bread. I weigh my bread prior to eating and change cheeses often enough that I don't want to screw up the calculations. Today I used Havarti.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEQA312.

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