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French Onion Soup Recipe

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

Bridget Fahey
Added: Saturday, October 4, 2008


2 tbsp olive oil
4 large red onions, sliced thinly
4 leeks, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups stock
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp thyme
salt and pepper to taste
baguette slices, 1/4 inch thick
3/4 cup Gruyere or provolone cheese

In a non-aluminum pan over medium low heat, warm oil. Add onions and saute, stirring until wilted (~15 minutes). Add sugar and leeks, and continue cooking, stirring frequently until richly colored and caramelized (30 to 40 minutes). Add garlic and saute one minute. Add stock, wine, bay leaf, and thyme. Cover partially and simmer until flavors are well blended (~30 minutes). Discard bay leaf. Put soup in oven-safe bowls, layer with bread and cheese, and broil until cheese melted and bubbly.




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