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French Onion Soup

“Use good quality cheese and sweet yellow onions for best results.”

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 7 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry or port
  • 12 slices french bread, dried (toast if they are not dried)
  • 8-10 ounces gruyere cheese, shredded
  1. Melt butter in soup pot. Add sliced onions and salt. Cook on medium-low heat for 45 minutes until golden (stir often and do not burn).
  2. Add beef broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes uncovered.
  3. Transfer soup to onion soup bowls.
  4. Add sherry to soup. Spread cheese on bread, put on top of soup and broil.

Yield: 6-8 servings

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