French Onion Soup
|Vegetable oil||45 Gram|
|Brown stock||1 Liter|
|Gruyere cheese||80 Gram|
|Red wine||10 Fluid Ounce (approximately 1 glass) (Optional)|
|Black pepper||2 Tablespoon, milled (use as per taste)|
|Bay leaves||2 Medium|
|Thyme sprigs||8 Medium|
|Garlic cloves||2 Medium|
1. Keep the brown stock ready.
2. Peel and finely slice the onion.
3. Slice the baguette into long flutes (allow two per portion) and place on a baking tray.
4. Grate the cheese.
5. Wash the sprigs of thyme and allow to dry.
6. Weigh all ingredients.
7. Put oil and butter into a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan.
8. Add the onions, stir well, cover with a lid and sweat gently for about 10 minutes and continue to cook until the onions become soft and dark brown in color.
9. Turn up the heat and slowly add the stock.
10. Bring to the boil.
11. Turn down the heat again and gently simmer for 15-20 minutes.
12. Pre-heat the grill to hot and toast the baguette flutes on one side.
13. Turn over and cover the flute with the grated cheese. Return to the grill and toast until the cheese melts and turns a golden color.
14. Remove from the grill, allow to cool slightly and cut into bite-size pieces.
15. Ladle the French onion soup into warmed soup bowls.
16. Place two toasted flutes into each bowl.
17. Garnish the French onion soup with sprigs of thyme and serve.
Calories 1741 Calories from Fat 710
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81 g123.9%
Saturated Fat 18 g90.1%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 70.9 mg23.6%
Sodium 4519.3 mg188.3%
Total Carbohydrates 186 g61.9%
Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.4%
Sugars 10.1 g
Protein 41 g81.4%
Vitamin A 23.6% Vitamin C 34.1%
Calcium 52.9% Iron 35.4%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet