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Roasted Onion Soup

September/October 1993

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Sweet caramelized onions, bolstered by roasted shallots and garlic, combine in a luscious, but not overpowering soup.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I completely disagree with the 2/11/10 posting. Extra thyme? Thats ironic, that was obviously their problem. This is a classic and delicious dish. "
Roasted Onion Soup Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 3 Spanish onions, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 3 large shallots, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 large head garlic, cloves separated, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, preferably Reggiano

Preparation

  1. Set oven rack at the lowest level; preheat to 450°F.
  2. Combine onions, shallots, garlic and oil in a large shallow roasting pan. Roast, stirring every 5 minutes, until the onions are golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and pour in 1 cup of the broth; stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen and dissolve any caramelized bits. (The liquid will become quite dark.)
  3. Transfer the onion mixture to a soup pot and add brandy, thyme and the remaining 3 cups broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan.

Nutrition

Per serving: 183 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 2 g fiber; 516 mg sodium; 309 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1/2 fat


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