Wednesday, January 16, 2008

French Onion Soup


2 medium yellow onions
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon flour
29-32 ounces beef broth (2 cans)
1/2 cup vermouth

swiss cheese

olive oil

(1) thinly slice onions
(2) cook onions in 3/2 tablespoons butter & 1 tablespoon olive oil till soft (15 minutes)
(3) add salt and sugar to onions, and cook till golden brown (15 -20 more minutes)
(4) add flour to onions, and cook for 2 minutes
(5) off heat, add some beef broth and stir ingredients till well blended
(6) add remaining beef broth and vermouth, and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes

(7) broil buttered bread on both sides, add swiss cheese, and melt

(8) to serve, ladel soup over swiss cheese toasts

(modified recipe from Julia Child)

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