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

  1. 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.
  2. Place the onions in VitaClayTM pot.
  3. Add broth and Sherry wine or Calvados to the mixture.
  4. Set Slow Cooking-Soup to cook for 1 -1/2 to 2 hours.
  5. Serve with a generous sprinkling of grated Gruyere cheese on top.
  6. 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.

Health Note:

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).

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