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french onion soup


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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total: 60 minutes

Servings: 6


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Step 1

In a Dutch oven, or large pot, sauté the onions with the butter over medium heat, until the onions are soft and golden, about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring often. Add a few drops of water if they get too dry. You want them caramelized but not browned.

Step 2

Add flour, mixing well another 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Add thyme, bay leaf, sherry, wine and brandy, and simmer uncovered for 10 more minutes.

Step 4

Add the beef broth, salt & pepper to taste, reduce heat.

Step 5

Cover and simmer gently for about 20 minutes.

Step 6

Remove bay leaf and ladle 1-1/2 cups soup into 6 oven-proof bowls.

Step 7

Place bowls on a baking sheet.

Step 8

Place sliced toasted bread rounds into each bowl and top bread with cheese.

Step 9

Broil 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese melts.