Onion Soup is comfort food to me and reminds me of my college days in Europe. After a night of drinking, late at night or early morning, this is served at the bistros or cafes in Belgium to cure hangovers.
Ingredients for French Onion Soup
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 8 large yellow onions sliced thin 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 8 cups chicken or beef broth
- 1 cup Sherry wine or Calvados brandy
Directions for French Onion Soup
- In a large pan, saute the onions in the olive oil, over medium-high heat. Continue cooking until the onions are slightly caramelized. Add the flour, salt, ground pepper, and Dijon mustard. Stir until blended and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
- Place the onions in VitaClayTM pot.
- Add broth and Sherry wine or Calvados to the mixture.
- Set Slow Cooking-Soup to cook for 1 -1/2 to 2 hours.
- Serve with a generous sprinkling of grated Gruyere cheese on top.
- You can serve some baguette slices on top of the soup bowl, top with grated cheese and let ovenproof soup bowl bake for a few minutes in a 400 degrees oven. The cheese will melt over the onion soup and bread slice, providing ultimate enjoyment to the palate.
Makes 6 servings.
Onions were reputed in ancient Mesopotamia to cure virtually everything. An exceptionally strong antioxidant. Full of numerous anti-cancer agents.
Onions are from the same family as garlic, leeks, and shallots and provide a range of nutritional benefits.
Onions are low in calories and contain vitamin B, vitamin C and small amounts of minerals. In addition, onions contain the antioxidant quercetin, flavonoids, and several other micronutrients, which are proven to reduce blood clotting and raise healthy cholesterol (high-density-lipoproteins).