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Onion Soup

  • 23/03/2005
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 6
  • 50 min

Onion soup is a symbol of fine French cuisine. For the complete “French feeling”, serve it with grilled cheese on toast.

Ingredients

  • 50 g butter
  • 500 g onion, finely chopped
  • 10 g sugar
  • 20 g flour
  • 1 pinch thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta Beef Stock Powder
  • 1 pinch pepper, grounded
  • 1,4 l water
  • 200 ml dry, white wine
  • For serving:
  • 6 slices of toast
  • 6 slices cheese
  • ½ tablespoons parsley, chopped

Preparation

  1. 1.
    In a pan, heat the butter and on mild heat cook the onion for about 10 minutes.
  2. 2.
    Sprinkle with sugar and continue braising until it softens.
  3. 3.
    Add flour, thyme, Vegeta Beef Stock Powder, pepper and cover with water. Cook for 15 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Add the wine and bring to boil.
  5. 5.
    Toast the bread, top with cheese and place under the grill until cheese melts.

Serving

Serve the soup with toast and sprinkle with parsley.

Tip

Serve the soup in smaller bowls. Another option to melt the cheese, is to place the toast on top of the bowls, followed by the cheese slice and warm up in preheated oven on high temperature. Cook until the cheese melts.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 44 / 184 - -
Fat g 2,34 - -
Carbohydrates g 4,82 - -
Dietary fibre g 0,25 - -
Protein g 1,20 - -
Sodium g 0,15 0 0
Vitamin A μg 58,93 1 1
Vitamin D μg 1,37 1 1
Vitamin C mg 0,90 1 1
Niacin mg 0,35 2 2
Potassium mg 27,94 1 1
Calcium mg 22,45 2 2
Phosphorous mg 14,28 2 2

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)