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Quick French Onion Soup

May/June 2008

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French onion soup is a favorite but it usually isn't substantial enough to make a complete meal. We've solved this problem by adding fiber-rich chickpeas to a broth flavored with sherry and three kinds of onions. Of course, we didn't forget the gooey topping, we've just made it a little lighter and a lot easier to prepare at home—simply top toasted whole-wheat bread with cheese and pour the soup on to melt it.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I liked this recipe but felt it was not as flavorful as I expected. But, I promptly fixed that! I added a little extra salt and shots of hot sauce. The results were ultra yummy. For the bread, wheat bread was too bland so I used fresh...
Quick French Onion Soup

12 Reviews for Quick French Onion Soup

10/08/2010

I liked this recipe but felt it was not as flavorful as I expected. But, I promptly fixed that! I added a little extra salt and shots of hot sauce. The results were ultra yummy. For the bread, wheat bread was too bland so I used fresh wheat sour dough bread. Fantastic. Good recipe but needed spicing up. Thanks!

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01/19/2010
Anonymous

I love french onion soup and have always wanted to make it on my own. My mom and I tried this recipe and it was AMAZING! We didn't have leeks or chives so we did omit those ingredients. We also substituted broken up pieces of bagel chips instead of bread and parmesan and mozzarella cheese instead of the ones on the ingredient list because we wanted to use what we had in the fridge. We also substituted dry red wine for the sherry.

I loved this recipe, it is so easy and cheap! I will make it again!

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10/20/2009
Anonymous

I made this vegetarian by using a not-beef bouillon, which resulted in a stock that was not rich enough for my husband and me. We still enjoyed the soup, but it wasn't quite a substitute for the French onion soup of our pre-vegetarian days. I would definitely caramelize the onions more next time and leave the bread out of the soup--it just got mushy and fell apart. I think putting it under the broiler is the way to go.

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

I wasn't sure about the chickpeas, but it works!

Anonymous

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09/28/2009
Anonymous
Excellent. Barbara Holland,

Excellent.

Barbara Holland, Jerusalem, Is

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