French Onion Soup - Classic


2 mediums onions thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons Sherry or white wine
Nutmeg to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
6 slc mozarella cheese
6 slc very dry thin-sliced whole-wheat bread
(like Pepperidge Farm)


Preheat broiler to medium broil.
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat till hot (don't allow it to smoke!). Add butter and melt into oil. Lower heat to simmer. Add onion and saute, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 10 minutes until transluscent and lightly golden.
Raise heat to medium-high and add broths, worcestershire sauce and sherry or wine. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat back to simmer for 3 minutes. Add parmesan, pepper (and salt if you like - taste to see if you feel it needs it). Simmer an additional 3 minutes.
Cut bread into circles the size of the soup bowls or ramekins you'll be using and set aside.
Transfer soup to 6 bowls (flame-proof ramekins or Pyrex/Corning type custard bowls), taking care to distribute onion content evenly. Carefully float a bread circle on each filled bowl. Lay a slice of mozarella cheese over each bowl allowing a little cheese to "wrap" over the edges of the bowls.
Carefully sit each bowl in turn onto a cookie-sheet large enough to accomodate all 6 bowls. Broil for approximalely 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese is melted and lightly browned and melts/dribbles over sides of bowls. Remove from broiler, sprinkle with Nutmeg as desired and serve.
This recipe yields 6 servings;
6.5 carb grams per serving. This carb count assumes you will NOT be eating the bread circle (it's there to hold the cheese - peel the cheese back, remove and discard the bread). If you eat the bread circle, the carb count is approx 13 grams per serving.
Comments: No thickening is used in this recipe, so broth will be somewhat thin (though the cheese will add a bit of texture.) If you wish a thicker soup, we recommend you use Xanthan Gum. To use the Xanthan, mix 1/4 teaspoon of the gum with 1/4 cup of the room temperature beef broth to disolve before adding to mix.




6.0 servings


Monday, November 30, 2009 - 1:25pm



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