French Onion Soup For One
French Onion Soup For One, a simple recipe made with caramelized onions, broth, French bread and creamy Gruyere cheese. A single serving version of a French bistro classic.
Servings: 1 person
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 small yellow onion , halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced
- 1 clove garlic , chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 thick slice French bread
- 1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
Melt the butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and cook until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes.
Add the wine, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the wine has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the flour doesn't burn.
Stir in the chicken broth and bring the soup back to a simmer, cook for 10 minutes.
Taste and add additional salt, if necessary.
Heat the broiler. Place the slice of French bread on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the Gruyere cheese over the top and broil until bubbly and golden brown, 3-4 minutes.
Place the bread in a soup bowl and pour the soup over the top.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 628kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1145mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1365IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 379mg | Iron: 2.2mg