Authentic French Onion Soup Courtesy of Julia Child
120 mins (prep 30, cooking 90)
17 ingredients
6-8 servings
There are a lot of French Onion Soup recipes on Zaar, but I think that this very authentic version deserves a place on the list. After making many of the existing recipes with success, I wrote down this recipe while watching Julia Child in a very old episode of "The French Chef". It takes a little longer, but the time is very well spent. It is also more detailed than others and includes fool-proof instructions for properly browning onions as well as many extra add-ins. Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients. The sage, wine, raw onion, and cognac are optional, but they contribute a lot, so use what you have. The result is an out-of-this-world onion soup with an amazing depth of flavor. You can make this even days ahead of time and then add the toasted bread ("croutes" as Julia calls them) and cheese and bake it the day of. This can be made vegetarian by using a beefy-flavored veg broth such as Better than Bullion Beefless broth instead of beef stock. Try it and love it! Enjoy!

Categories:  european , taste~mood , romantic , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (582.39 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 762.91 Calories from Fat 470.34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52.26g 482.41%
Saturated Fat 17.59g 527.71%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 66.54mg 133.09%
Sodium 1177.75mg 294.44%
Total Carbohydrate 35.93g 71.86%
Dietary Fiber 4.14 g 99.43%
Sugars 3.12 g %
Protein 30.48g 365.76%
Vitamin A 623.02IU% Vitamin C 3.55mg%
Calcium 665.92mg% Iron 2.73mg%
*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:
cooking oil, ground sage, salt and pepper, raw, slices french bread