French Onion Soup

Submitted by John on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 16:49
French Onion SoupA simple but time-consuming soup that serves as an elegant start to a French-style or any formal dinner.
4 Servings
Preparation time
1 hour
  1. In a heavy pot, saute the onions in the butter and oil over low heat until golden, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add the pinch of sugar and raise the heat to moderate. Cook, stirring frequently until they caramelize, maybe 40 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, bring the stock to a simmer.
  4. When the onions are a rich golden brown, add the flour and stir in well.
  5. Pour the hot stock into the onion mixture, stirring well.
  6. Return briefly to the boil, then reduce to a simmer until ready to serve.
  7. Put the cheese on the baguette rounds, and broil until the cheese melts.
  8. To serve, stir in the brandy and then float the cheesy baguettes on the soup. Serve very hot.
Sometimes I add a pinch of thyme, if it will go well with the dinner. I never use any other herbs, not even pepper.
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