French Onion SoupPosted: November 5, 2008
This is a savory blend of flavors, perfect for a chilly autumn night.
French Onion Soup
3 large onions, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 cans condensed beef broth (10 1/2 oz. cans)
2 cups water
6 slice French bread (1 inch thick)
6 slices Swiss or Gruyere cheese
Grated parmesan cheese
In a large saucepan cook onion and garlic in butter or margarine, covered, over low heat about 20 minutes or until very tender. Stir occasionally. Stir in beef broth and water. Cover and cook over medium heat about 25 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, toast bread slices; arrange on a baking sheet. Top bread with Swiss or Gruyere cheese. Sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes or till cheese is light brown and bubbly. Ladle hot soup into serving bowls. Top with bread slices.
The soup can be prepared ahead of time and frozen. Add the toasted bread and cheese when you are ready to serve it.