Cooking From Memory ~ A Recipe Journal

French Onion Soup

Posted in Soups, Stews & Gumbos by Paul Gauche on July 11, 2009

French Onion Soup

Ingredients ~

  • Enough croutons for 4 -6 bowls of soup
  • 3 medium sized white onions
  • 4 T butter
  • 6 cups Beef Broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 bay Leaf
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 6 slices French Bread
  • 6 generous slices of Mozzarella Cheese

Method ~

In a medium kettle, bring the beef broth to a boil.  In another pan, sauté garlic in the butter.  Add the bay leaf and the onions.  Cook until the onions brown and begin to crisp.  Add the wine.  Bring to a boil and reduce the mixture.  Add the garlic, bay leaf and onions to the beef broth.  Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour.  Ladle soup into oven proof bowls and float the croutons on top.  Place a slice of cheese over each.  Place bowls on a cookie sheet and carefully broil until cheese is melted.  Watch!  Watch!  Watch! Watch!


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