Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat the butter in a stockpot over moderate heat.
  • Add the onions and cook until they are golden.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Note:
  • The onions must cook slowly and become evenly browned.
  • This is a slow process and will take about 30 minutes.
  • Do not brown too fast or use high heat.
  • Add the stock and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until the onions are very tender and the flavors are well blended, about 20 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt an pepper.
  • Add the sherry, if desired.
  • Cut the bread into slices about .38 in thick.
  • You will need 1 or 2 slices per portion, or just enough to cover the top of the soup in its serving crock.
  • Toast the slices in the oven or under the broiler.
  • For each portion fill an individual service soup crock with hot soup.
  • Place 1 or 2 slices of the toast on top and cover with cheese.
  • Pass under the broiler until the cheese is bubbling and lightly browned.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Note:
  • Onion soup may be served without gratinéeing and with cheese croutons prepared separately.
  • Toast the bread as in basic recipe.
  • Place on a sheet pan.
  • Brush lightly with butter and sprinkle each piece with grated cheese.
  • (Parmesan may be mixed with the other cheese).
  • Brown under the broiler.
  • Garnish each portion with 1 cheese crouton.
  • (This method is less expensive because it uses much less cheese.)

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    " It was excellent "
    chef_irish ate it and said...
    This is A 20 I Think-Lol...
    I Love This So Much!!!Excellent!
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  • binky67 5 years ago
    I'd give you 10 if I could :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Sounds Great Elaine!! 55555 :)
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    " It was excellent "
    mango ate it and said...
    I LOVE FRENCH ONION soup!!! The best place I have had it is the Buzz in Benton IL, simple but good!
    This sounds so good, I will make this for my friend Liz who also loves french onion
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    You did it again chef! VERY HIGH FIVE! and many thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    And you also have posted my favorite soup in the whole world!
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    Another WOW! 5 and thanks. Candy and I adore French onion soup!
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    " It was excellent "
    whuebl ate it and said...
    There goes my diet.... yum and another 5 for you!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    another favorite soup... just add plenty of cheese..!!!a five for you..
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    " It was excellent "
    stewie ate it and said...
    Chefelaine...You have submitted a smorgasboard of delicious soups for Stewie to try out...Thanks you so much..Soup...Mmmmmmmmm
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  • lycett 5 years ago
    CHEF ELAINE...THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING...YOU ARE SO GOOD.....KEEP ROCKIN.....
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