Wednesday, April 30, 2008

French Onion Soup


Legend has it that this soup was created by our long lost relative King Louis XV of France. Late one night, he discovered he only had onions, butter and champagne at his hunting lodge, so he mixed them together to create the first French onion soup. Okay, so I don't know if King Louis was a relative, and this is not his recipe !
Ingredients

      • 4 onions, thinly sliced
      • 2 tablespoons olive oil
      • 1 tablespoon butter
      • salt and pepper
      • 3 tablespoons sherry
      • 5 cups beef broth
      • French Bread (day old if possible) cut into thick slices and toasted
      • Swiss Cheese slices

Steps

  1. Saute onions in butter & oil on medium heat until they brown
  2. Add salt & pepper - don't skimp on the pepper
  3. Remove from heat, add sherry and return to heat (we don't want flames)
  4. Cook briefly, then add beef broth and simmer for 30 minutes
  5. When ready, put soup in bowls, top with bread then cheese and place under broiler for a few minutes until brown & bubbly.

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