French Onion Soup

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FRENCH ONION SOUP AU GRATIN SERVES 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 medium onions cut in round slices
  • 2 cloves of coarsely chopped garlic
  • 4 table spoons butter
  • 1 table spoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 table spoon of flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 4 cups chicken stock or consommé
  • 1 cup of white dry wine
  • ¼ cup of brandy
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • Dry bread & Parmesan cheese for the topping

Recipe:

  • Sauté the thinly sliced onions in butter until the onions are limp and golden brown (caramelized)]
  • Add the garlic and the chopped parsley and stir for 2 minutes
  • In a separate bowl mix the flour, sugar, black pepper, thyme and the pinch of salt
  • Add mixture to the onions to create a roux and stir for an-other 2 minutes until well mixed and golden brown (medium heat)
  • Add the 4 cups of consommé and simmer for 1 hour
  • As you are getting ready to finish the soup add 1 cup of wine and 1 table spoon of brandy or cognac
  • Pour the soup in the onion soup bowls and sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  • Top each bowl with the toasted or dry bread and cover with the slices of Swiss cheese and sprinkle with some grated parmesan
  • Place onion soup bowls under the broiler until cheese starts to melt and it turns to
  • a nice golden brown color
  • Serve with dry red wine and a green salad.
  • Bon Appetite !!!
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