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French Onion Soup

10

sweet onions, (like Vidalias) or a combination of sweet and red onions

3

tablespoons

butter

1

teaspoon

salt

2

cups

white wine

10

ounces canned beef consume

10

ounces chicken broth

10

ounces apple cider, (unfiltered is best)

Bouquet, garni

1

loaf country style bread

Kosher, salt

Ground, black pepper

Splash, of Cognac

1

cup

Fontina or Gruyere cheese, grated

1

Trim the ends off each onion then slice from end to end. Remove peel and finely

2

slice into half moon shapes. Set electric skillet to 300 degrees and add butter.

3

Once butter has melted add a layer of onions and sprinkle with a little salt.

4

Repeat layering onions and salt until all onions are in the skillet. Do not try

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stirring until onions have sweated down for 15 to 20 minutes. After that, stir

6

occasionally until onions are dark mahogany and reduced to approximately 2 cups.

7

This should take 45 minutes to 1 hour. Do not worry about burning.

8

Add enough wine to cover the onions and turn heat to high, reducing the wine to

9

a syrup consistency. Add consume, chicken broth, apple cider and bouquet garni.

10

Reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

11

Place oven rack in top 1/3 of oven and heat broiler.

12

Cut country bread in rounds large enough to fit mouth of oven safe soup crocks.

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Place the slices on a baking sheet and place under broiler for 1 minute.

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Season soup mixture with salt, pepper and cognac. Ladle soup into crocks leaving

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one inch to the lip. Place bread round, toasted side down, on top of soup and

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top with grated cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden, 1 to 2 minutes.

Servings: 8

Yield: 8 Servings

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (20.8 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 7 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

170.69

Calories From Fat (39%)

66.43

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7.31g

11%

Saturated Fat 3.58g

18%

Cholesterol 11.45mg

4%

Sodium 1933.6mg

81%

Potassium 495.39mg

14%

Total Carbohydrates 3.59g

1%

Fiber 0.03g

<1%

Sugar 2.09g

 

Protein 10.69g

21%