Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Best French Onion Soup

The Best French Onion Soup

This is gourmet restaurant style French Onion Soup. It may take you a long time to make it, but it is worth it!

Things You’ll Need:8 cups Beef Broth 4 lbs. yellow onions, 1 bulb garlic, 1/4 lb. butter, gruyere cheese, country loaf, olive oil, 1 glass dry white wine

ONION PREPARATION - Chop 4 lbs. of yellow onions. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large (2.5 quart) dutch oven or large pot. Add 1/4 lb. butter. Heat on medium. Add onions. Cook until translucent. Cover, cook until golden. Add a dash of flour. Cook until browned. Add salt and pepper to taste. Use ground pepper and be generous.

SOUP PREPARATION - Add beef broth, one cup at a time. Slowly add 1 cup water and 1 cup white wine. Cover and cook on medium heat for 40 minutes.

BREAD PREPARATION - Chop 1 bulb garlic and set in a small bowl of olive oil. Slice loaf into 16 equal slices. Brush each slice on both sides with garlic and olive oil, make sure that a generous portion of garlic is on each slice. Broil bread for 1 minute on each side. Set aside.

CHEESE PREPARATION - Grate gruyere cheese. Set aside.

FINAL STEP - Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scoop soup into oven proof bowl. Add 2 slices prepared bread. Add a generous portion of gruyere cheese. Add a dollop of butter. Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy.

French onion soup is very filling and you may want to serve it with a salad and call it a meal.

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