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French Onion Soup Recipe

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

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amy Gibbons
Added: Saturday, October 24, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lb. medium onions, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced lengthwise
3 sprigs fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
2 tsp. all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dry white wine
4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth (32 oz.)
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp. black pepper
6 (1/2-inch-thick) diagonal slices of baguette
1 (1/2-lb.) piece Gruyère, Comte, or Emmental
2 tbsp. finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Directions:
Directions:
Cook onions, thyme, bay leaves, and salt in butter in a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, uncovered, stirring frequently, until onions are very soft and deep golden brown, about 45 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in wine and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Stir in broth, water, and pepper and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.

While soup simmers, put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.

Arrange bread in 1 layer on a large baking sheet and toast, turning over once, until completely dry, about 15 minutes.

Remove croûtes from oven and preheat broiler. Put crocks in a shallow baking pan.

Discard bay leaves and thyme from soup and divide soup among crocks, then float a croûte in each. Slice enough Gruyère (about 6 ounces total) with cheese plane to cover tops of crocks, allowing ends of cheese to hang over rims of crocks, then sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat until cheese is melted and bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6

 

 

 

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