Alton's French Onion Soup Attacked by Sandi
120 mins (prep 15, cooking 105)
17 ingredients
4-6 servings
We just polished off a couple of bowls of this treasure inspired by the insane Alton Brown and are laying here all slothful and stuff. Ok, it wasn’t exactly “inspired” by's his recipe with a couple of molestations by me. I've omitted his inclusion of apple cider as I didn't like what it did to the flavor (way too sweet) and increased the broths. The combination of gruyere and Emmenthaler cheeses works far better, in my estimation, than the commonly seen solo gruyere. And no optional splash of cognac for us -- though if you were to add it, I’m relatively sure you’d be safe from my wrath. But I think the secret here lies in the way the onions are cooked...until they submit and obey.

Categories:  onions , seasonal , taste~mood , equipment , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , cheese , french , low-carb , low-in... , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , low-protein , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , winter , european , savory , vegetable , stove-top ,
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Serving Size (517.88 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 836.16 Calories from Fat 275.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.58g 188.19%
Saturated Fat 13.37g 267.46%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 152.8mg 203.73%
Sodium 43922.93mg 7320.49%
Total Carbohydrate 45.6g 60.8%
Dietary Fiber 0.66 g 10.5%
Sugars 27.57 g %
Protein 73.79g 590.31%
Vitamin A 365.04IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 164.81mg% Iron 6.76mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sweet onions, crusty french bread, gruyere cheese