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Low Carb Luxury Recipe!
Sorbonne French Onion Soup

  • 6 small onions
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp flour*
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup very dry white wine or vermouth
  • 1 Tbsp cognac (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp grated Swiss Emmenthal cheese
  • Additional grated/shredded parmesan cheese (fresh is best!)

Slice the onions very thin. Sauté them in the butter until lightly browned. Mix in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Stir in the beef broth, wine and Cognac. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently simmer the soup for 15-20 minutes. Add the swiss cheese and continue simmering until the cheese melts. Stir frequently while cheese is melting. When serving, sprinkle each serving with additional grated Parmesan Cheese.

Makes 8 servings.   5 net grams of carbohydrate per serving.

NOTE: *Flour?! Yes, flour. Such a small amount is used here that we need worry little about its contribution to the carb count. However, if you are keeping things exceptionally strict, you may use full-fat soy flour, or for ZERO carbs, you can use Xanthan Gum. To use the Xanthan, mix 1/4 tsp of the gum with 1/4 cup of the room temperature beef broth to disolve before adding to mix. With Xanthan Gum, soup is 3.5 grams per serving. With soy flour, it's 4.5 grams per serving.

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