Recipe French Onion Soup

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  • French Onion Soup
  • 6Servings
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  • Total
  • 210 kCal
    Per serving
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  • Category : Appetizers
  • Sub-category : Soups and Potages
  • Difficulty : 1
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  • 1 Dutch oven (ovenproof)


  1. Peel the onions. Cut into thin slices by hand or, even easier, use a mandolin slicer or a food processor
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  2. In a Dutch oven (ovenproof), slowly sauté the onions in the butter. Sprinkle with flour and stir with a wooden spoon until the onions start to lightly brown. Add the water, salt and pepper
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  3. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes.

  4. Lightly toast the bread slices in the oven using the broiler
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  5. Place the toasted slices on top of the soup and sprinkle with grated cheese
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  6. Broil again for a few minutes to melt the cheese
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  7. Serve hot.
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Final Thoughts...

  • To avoid crying while cutting the onions, you can put them in a plastic bag while cutting to protect your eyes!
    Do not let the onions burn, otherwise the soup will have a pungent and bitter taste!


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