February 16, 2010

February 16: French Onion Soup

3 Tbs. butter
3 large yellow onions, sliced into rings... or try different varieties like Walla Walla Sweet and red onions
1 bunch green onions chopped
1 clove garlic crushed
3 Tbs sugar
6 cups beef stock (or use chicken stock for a lighter taste.)
1/3 cup red wine
4 pieces thick French bread that have been toasted and hardened in the over.
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Saute the onions, green onions, and garlic in the butter over medium heat for ten minutes.  Add the sugar and caramelize the onion mixture.  (Cook it, stirring constantly for about 5-8 minutes until the onions begin to brown  Don't burn them!) Add the stock and simmer on low heat for 45-60 minutes. 

 Place hardened bread slices on a cookie sheet and top each with 1/2 cup of the Swiss cheese is melted and slightly browned.  Pour soup into four bowls.  With tongs, place the cheese bread, cheese side up, onto the soup.  Serve immediately.  Serves 4

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2 comments:

Marla Taviano said...

Thanks, Mary! I love french onion soup but have never made it.

Ashley Weis said...

i think george wants me to make this tonight ... :) hahaha. let ya know how it goes.