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French Onion Soup is quickly prepared and a great, delicious starter on your table. This soup has long been considered a classic “poor people’s food”. Hardly surprising, because the ingredients are simple and almost everyone has them in the house. On top of that, the recipe also offers a good opportunity to use stale bread in this wholesome dish.
There are other types of onion soup. In Germany there is the Rhineland onion soup, in which wine and creamed potatoes are used. Toasted bread can also be found in the recipe, but without cheese. Often Carrot and sausages are also cooked in the in the “Rheinische Zwiebelsuppe”
French Onion soup
- 4 onions, medium size
- 1 tbsp butter
- ½ cup dry white wine (Vermouth)
- 3 ½ cups beef broth
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- 1 dash salt and pepper
- 4 slices white (stale) bread, toasted
- 4 tbsp Gouda or Swiss cheese, grated
- Slice onions into rings. Fry butter until golden.
- Add the white wine and beef broth.
- Season with a dash of salt and pepper and thyme.
- Cook on low to medium heat for 15 minutes.
- Toast 4 slices of white bread.
- Pour the soup into four bowls and place toasted bread with the grated gouda cheese on top.
- Place the soup into the heated oven and broil for 5 to 7 minutes.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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