French Onion Soup

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Jan. 01, 2014

Did you know that this classic soup in its original form dates back to the roman times?! the classic soup experienced a renaissance of sorts thanks to french cuisine. The trick here is to chop the onions really fine. Cheese thickens the broth while mustard imparts a heady, pungent flavour. French onion soup is always served by pouring ladles of soup over a cheese crouton placed in a bowl. This soup is delectable and worth trying. Enjoy!


Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs) , thinly sliced
For soup
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Processed cheese 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) , grated
Salt To Taste
Black pepper powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Mustard powder 1/4 Teaspoon (Optional)
Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
For cheese croutons
Bread slices 2 , toasted, cut into 4 pieces
Butter 2 Teaspoon
Processed cheese 2 Teaspoon , grated



1. In a frying pan, heat butter, add onions, cook over low flame until it turns golden brown.

2. Add water, cheese and salt, allow to boil over high flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Season with pepper and mustard powder.

3. Apply butter on the bread pieces and sprinkle with some cheese.


4. Place the bread pieces in a soup bowl, and pour in the hot soup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 159Calories from Fat 99

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 340 mg14.17%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet