Wednesday, November 17, 2010

French Onion Soup

Here's what your gonna need:

4 cups thinly chopped onion ( I used at least 6 cups)
3 tablespoons butter*
1 table spoon oil*
1/4 teaspoon sugar*
1 teaspoon salt*
3 tablespoons four*
3 cans a good beef broth (I used 5)
4 cups of water (I used 4)
1/2 cup white wine*
3 tablespoons brandy*
rounds of french bread
grated Swiss and Parmesan cheeses

This is my mother-in-law's (MIL) recipe. I have always loved it, so I know you will too. My MIL chopped the onions in her Cuisinart and I added them in the pan with the butter and oil. I had the heat on low stirring fairly often for about 15 minutes. Then I turned the heat up to medium and added the sugar and salt. For the next 40 minutes I had to keep a close eye on the onions, stirring frequently until they were an even brown.

I sprinkled in the flour as I stirred the browned onions for several minute then removed them from the heat.

After I heated the beef broth and water in a separate pan, I added the onions back in.

Next I added the wine and the brandy, covered the pot and let it simmer for approximately 30 minutes.

Now for the best part; turn your oven on to broil, fill your oven safe bowls with soup, sprinkle in some cheese, top with a piece of really good French bread and more cheese. Then let them brown off in the oven. Serve hot.

This will take you about 1 1/2 - 2 hours so plan accordingly.

*Of course I didn't actually measure anything.


MusingMom6 said...

I've not had French Onion Soup in ages!! I may have to try this one out.

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