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Classic French Onion Soup

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  Onions 6 Large
  Olive oil/Salad oil 1 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Regular strength beef broth 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Dry red wine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Swiss cheese 4 Ounce
  French bread slices 6 , toasted and buttered
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Insert slicing disc in food processor.
Cut onions in half lengthwise so they will stand in feed tube and slice.
Put olive oil and butter in a 3 to 4-quart pan.
Add onion slices and cook slowly, uncovered, over medium-low heat until onion is limp and caramel-colored, but not browned (about 40 minutes).
Stir in flour and cook slowly, stirring continually until flour is slightly browned (about 2 minutes).
Pour about 1 cup of the broth into onion-flour mixture, stirring to blend flour and broth.
Add remaining broth and bring to a boil, stirring.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and stir in wine.
(This much can be done ahead. Cover and chill; then reheat to continue.) Change to shredding disc and shred cheese.
Ladle hot soup into 6 individual ovenproof soup bowls.
Set a piece of toasted French bread on top of soup in each bowl and sprinkle equally with shredded cheese.
Place bowls in a 425° oven for 10 minutes; then broil about 4 inches from heat until cheese browns.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2499 Calories from Fat 709

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 80 g123.8%

Saturated Fat 41.2 g206.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 168.8 mg56.3%

Sodium 6953.9 mg289.7%

Total Carbohydrates 338 g112.6%

Dietary Fiber 38 g152.1%

Sugars 88 g

Protein 98 g195.5%

Vitamin A 34.6% Vitamin C 231.7%

Calcium 153.6% Iron 90.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Classic French Onion Soup Recipe