Hearty French Onion Soup
|Unsalted margarine||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Yellow onions||4 Medium, sliced|
|Low sodium beef broth||5 Cup (80 tbs)|
|Dry white wine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Dried thyme||1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled|
|Black pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Toasted french bread slice||4 (Each About 1/4 Inch Thick)|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), split lengthwise|
|Grated parmesan cheese||2 Tablespoon|
In a large heavy saucepan, melt the margarine over moderate heat; add the onions and cook, uncovered, until golden 8 to 10 minutes.
Blend in the sugar and flour and cook, stirring, 3 minutes longer.
Add the beef broth, wine, thyme, bay leaf, and pepper; raise the heat to moderately high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly about 6 minutes.
Adjust the heat so that the mixture bubbles gently, and simmer, partly covered, for 30 minutes.
Remove and discard the bay leaf, then stir in the brandy, if desired.
Preheat the broiler.
Rub each piece of bread with the garlic and sprinkle with the cheese.
Ladle the soup into 4 flameproof bowls and float a piece of bread, cheese side up, in each one.
Place the bowls in the broiler, 4 to 6 inches from the heat, and broil until the cheese is golden brown about 2 minutes.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 985 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19 g28.6%
Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 42.6 mg14.2%
Sodium 1903.6 mg79.3%
Total Carbohydrates 132 g43.9%
Dietary Fiber 12 g47.8%
Sugars 11.5 g
Protein 45 g90.5%
Vitamin A 11.2% Vitamin C 5.9%
Calcium 66.1% Iron 45.4%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet