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Onion Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Terri McCarthy
Added: Sunday, February 10, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 lg. onions (finely chopped)
3 T. bacon drippings
2 T. flour
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 c. dry white wine
1 tsp chopped parsley
few sprigs fresh thyme
1 qt. chicken stock
1 T. cognac
French bread sliced and
grated Parmesan cheese
toasted with garlic butter
melted butter

Directions:
Directions:
In a soup pot sauté onions in bacon drippings on medium heat until onions are soft. Add flour, garlic, salt and pepper until mixture is golden brown but not burned. Add next four ingredients and simmer for 3/4 hour. Add cognac.

Serve in individual bowls with 1 slice toast in each.

For gratinee: Place 3 layers toast in each bowl, sprinkling with Parmesan cheese between each layer. Pour soup in bowls over toast and top with more grated cheese. Add a little melted butter and place under broiler until cheese melts and forms a crust. Serve hot.

 

 

 

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