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Old 10-12-2005, 03:41 PM
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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup


2 bags of onions, sliced thin
2 sticks of butter
¼ tsp ground pepper
1 tbsp flour
3 cans (10 ¾ oz size) beef broth, undiluted
3 c water
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper
1 loaf of baguette or French bread
Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Peel onions and slice very thin. Put butter in a 4 quart saucepan and
heat over moderately high heat until butter melts. Add onions and
ground pepper to butter.
Sauté onion mixture, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon until
onions are a light golden brown, Sprinkle onions with flour and stir
until all traces of flour disappear. Cook 1 minute longer, stirring
constantly with wooden spoon. Remove from heat.
Gradually add beef broth, stirring onion mixture constantly; stir in
water and bay leaf. Return to moderately high heat and bring mixture
to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook onion soup,
uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes. Discard bay leaf.
Salt and pepper soup to taste. Spoon into broiler proof soup tureens.
Toast bread until they are golden brown. Arrange toast slices on top of
onion soup and sprinkle liberally with cheese. (Do not push bread under
the soup.) Place tureens or bowls under preheated broiler or 425° oven.
Broil or bake until the cheese melts and turns golden. Remove from
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