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Dave's Garden Cookbook: French Onion Soup

The 2001 Dave's Garden Cookbook

French Onion Soup

By poppysue

Category: Soups and sandwiches

French bread slices, toasted
2 T. butter or margarine
1 T. olive or sald oil
6 Large yellow onions, thinly sliced
1 T. flour
3 (14.5 oz.) cans of beef broth
1 cup water
1/3 cup dry red wine
1 cup Swiss cheese, grated
1/4 cup Parmeasan cheese, grated

Heat butter and oil over medium heat: add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until soft and caramel colored but not browned (30-40 minutes). Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes to brown lightly. Pour in 1 cup of broth, stirring to blend flour and broth. Add remaining broth, water and wine. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Ladle hot soup into ovenproof soup bowls. Float piece of French bread on top and sprinkle with cheeses. Place bowls in 425 degree oven for 10 minutes, then broil about 4 minutes until cheese is lightly browned

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