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Dr. Pramila Vishvanath

Sharing the wisdom of treating every individual as a whole person rather than a collection of symptoms or fragmenting the body into several disease diagnoses.

French Onion Soup

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Prep Time:  40 minutes

Servings: 4-6

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 5 onions (thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup of white wine
  • 6 cups stock(beef, chicken, veggie)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 onion pricked with 3 cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Gruyere or parmesan cheese, grated, optional
  • 8 slices of baguette (or any type of day old hard bread), cut into cubes, optional
  1. In a large pot, heat oil and melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook until deeply golden brown, stir occasionally.
  2. Add the white wine and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Prick an onion with 3 cloves, set aside.
  4. Add the stock, thyme, bay leaf and onion with pricked cloves to the pot.
  5. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, toast your cubed bread, if using.
  7. Turn off the stove and add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Remove the pricked onion.
  9. Pour into a soup bowl and add the bread and cheese if using.
    • Calories: 286
    • Fat: 13.2g
    • Sodium: 983 mg
    • Carbohydrate: 29.6g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2.7g
    • Total Sugars: 5.1g
    • Protein: 10.5g

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