French Onion Soup

This is a very earthy and savory soup that is so good with a few friends, by yourself or with a group of people to impress. It’s a good addition to every cooks repetoire.

French Onion Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soups

 
This is a very earthy and savory soup that is so good with a few friends, by yourself or with a group of people to impress. It’s a good addition to every cooks repetoire.
Ingredients
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter (plus 6 tbsp melted)
  • 5 pounds onions, cut into thick slices
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3½ qts beef stock (low sodium)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 6 tbsp cognac
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 long baguette cut into 32 rounds (1/4 inch slices)
  • 12 oz Gruyere cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Melt 10 tablespons butter in heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and sprinkle with sugar. Cook onions, stirring occassionally until translucent, 25-30 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat and continue to cook onions, stirring frequently until caramelized and deep brown (about 1 hour but onions may brown quickly so don’t go anywhere).
  4. Sprinkle flour over onions; stir. Stir in stock, wine, and cognac; brint to a simmer over medium heat.
  5. Cook, partially covered, until heated through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Preheat broiler. Broil bread, turning once, until lightly toasted. Brush both sides with remaining butter.
  8. Divide soup among flameproof bowls.
  9. Place 2 slices of bread in each bowl and sprinkle with ¼ cup cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and brown around the edges

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