Saturday, January 30, 2010

French Onion Soup

Busy day in the kitchen :) but this is what I could smell throughout the house. (Sweet yellow onions have been on sale lately, so I've been cooking with lots of onions.) Easy to double the recipe for a larger pot of soup...

French Onion Soup
2 onions, sliced (or substitue some leeks)
1 sprig thyme
optional: 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 C beef broth
cognac or sherry
salt and pepper

Cook onion/leek, thyme and garlic in butter, covered, about 20 minutes.
Uncover; cook 1 hr or until carmelized, stirring occasionally. Add beef broth; simmer 10 minutes. Add cognac or sherry (a splash? or be as generous as you like). Salt and pepper to taste.

Serving suggestion: Top with gruyere topped toast.
Pictured with a cheese (gruyere and parmesan) topped slice of the end of my sourdough bread...not shaped to fit in the bowl. :)

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