Something Special French Onion Soup
When the onions are done right (caramelized), then this French onion soup is definitely something special.
5 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
5 cups thinly sliced onion
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 cups beef broth
1 cup dry sherry
6 slices French bread, toasted
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- In a deep skillet melt butter with oil over medium heat. Sauté onion until well browned, about 30 to 45 minutes (do not rush the caramelizing process, patience has its virtue here). Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
- Pour in beef broth and sherry. Cook soup over low heat, stirring constantly, until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Preheat broiler.
- Spoon soup into individual oven-safe bowls. Top each with a slice of toast and then the Swiss and Parmesan cheeses. Place under broiler for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.