French Onions

Makes 1 cup


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1 onion (1/2 lb.)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup fat-skimmed beef broth
1/2 cup shredded gruyère cheese
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper


Peel and thinly slice onion. In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan, combine onion, butter, sugar. Stir often over medium-high heat until onion is limp and lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Add flour and mix well. Remove pan from heat; stir in milk and beef broth. Stir over high heat until boiling; continue stirring until liquid is almost evaporated and mixture doesn't flow when scraped from pan bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add gruyère cheese and parmesan cheese; stir until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Use hot. If making up to 1 day ahead, let cool, then cover and chill; reheat in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave oven at full power (100%) for about 1 minute.

Created date

March 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 162
Caloriesfromfat 67 %
Protein 72 g
Fat 12 g
Satfat 7 g
Carbohydrate 7.5 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Sodium 171 mg
Cholesterol 35 mg