Pressure Cooker French Onion Soup
Contributed by Pressurecookerrecipes Y-Group
- Source: Reprinted With Permission From Pressure Cookers For Dummies by Tom Lacalamita (2002, Wiley).
- Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
- Cooking Time: 6 Minutes Under Pressure
- Pressure Setting: High
- Serves 4 to 6
- 1½ cups of ¾ inch square French bread cubes
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 cups thinly sliced Spanish or Vidalia onions
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced very thin
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- ½ cup dry sherry or white vermouth
- 4 cups beef stock or broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup grated gruyère or Swiss cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Toss the bread cubes in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
- Place on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 15 minutes, or until crisp, shaking periodically.
- Set aside to cool.
- Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in the pressure cooker over medium-high heat.
- Add the onions and garlic.
- Cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the thyme, dry sherry, and 2 cups of stock.
- Cover and bring to high pressure over high heat.
- Lower the heat to stabilize the pressure.
- Cook for 6 minutes.
- Remove from the heat.
- Let the pressure release by using the quick release method.
- Unlock and remove the pressure cooker cover.
- Preheat the broiler.
- Add the remaining 2 cups of stock and bring to a simmer.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Ladle the soup into heatproof bowls.
- Float some bread cubes on top and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
- Place the soup bowls on a baking pan and set under the broiler until the cheese melts and is bubbly, about 1 to 3 minutes, depending on your broiler.
Per Serving: Calories 246 (from fat 145); fat 16 g (saturated 5 g);cholesterol 21 mg; sodium 226 g; carbohydrate 18 g; dietary fiber 4 g; protein 8 g.