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French Onion Soup

French Onion SoupA classic soup that is easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 large yellow or Vidalia onions, sliced
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 quarts beef broth
1/2 cup brandy (optional)
1 French baguette sliced and toasted
Swiss cheese, either Emmentaler or Gruyère

Cooking Directions:

  1. Slice 4 large yellow onions, using a tight thin slice.
  2. In a large Dutch add enough oil to coat the pan and then add the onions. Cook them over medium heat for 12 minutes, until they're tender and golden. Stir often.
  3. Add brandy if you like and let the alcohol burn off.
  4. Next add sugar and beef broth, cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 12 minutes.
  6. Ladle the soup into a bowl.
  7. Place a slice of baguette on top.
  8. Cover with shredded Gruyère and place slices of Emmentaler over.
  9. Place the bowls on a baking pan and broil until the cheese is melted.

Makes 8 servings.

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