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Rich and Simple French Onion Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Rich and Simple French Onion Soup, by , is from The Siegel Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

John and Kelly Siegel
Added: Sunday, November 2, 2008


1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups sliced onions
4 (10.5-oz) cans beef broth
2 tablespoons dry sherry (optional)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices French bread
4 sliced provolone cheese
2 slices Swiss cheese, diced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Melt butter with olive oil in a 8 quart stock pot on medium heat. Add onions and continually stir until tender and translucent. Do not brown the onions. Add beef broth, sherry and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 30 minutes. Heat the oven broiler. Ladle soup into oven safe serving bowls and place on slice of bread on the top of each (bread may be broken into pieces if you prefer). Layer each slice of bread with a slice of provolone, 1/2 slice diced Swiss and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Place bowls on cookie sheet and broil in the preheated oven until cheese bubbles and browns slightly.




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