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Nutrition Facts

Calories 293
  Calories from Fat 113 (39%)
(20%)Total Fat 13g
(25%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(6%)Cholesterol 17mg
(18%)Sodium 431mg
(10%)Potassium 357mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(21%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Classic Onion Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 large yellow onions, sliced

  • 6 Tbs butter or margarine

  • 1 Tbs sugar

  • 2 quarts reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup brandy (optional)

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 baguette French bread, sliced and toasted

  • Grated Romano cheese

Nothing compares to a warm bowl of onion soup on a cold, blustery day.

Directions

  • Melt butter in large saucepan that holds at least 4 quarts.
  • Add onions; cook over medium heat for 12 minutes, or until tender and golden; stir often.
  • Add sugar and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add chicken broth; cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 12 minutes.
  • If desired, add brandy; cook 2 minutes longer. Season with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, ladle soup into bowls and float baguette slices on soup; sprinkle with cheese.

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