Tuesday, February 16, 2010

French Onion Soup

My first was at the Captains Quarters with "at at the table prep" caesar salad with Ann C
Was probably 1982. Typically I make my own Caesar as well but decided to make better choices this week as I have been eating badly and there is a reunion coming.
A cold day here in Florida so thought this a good choice
4 servings

4 medium onions sliced thin
4 tbs butter
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp sugar
3 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp thyme
1 tbs flour
32 oz beef broth
1/2 cup wine red or white
salt pepper worcestershire to taste

4 slices french bread toasted in 325 oven 30 mins
1 - 11/2 cup grated gruyere cheese

Heat butter and oil in large pot over medium heat. Stir in onions and sugar. Cook onions stirring frequently 20-30 minutes until golden brown. Add minced garlic and thyme. Slowly add four stirring constantly. Slowly add beef broth. Add wine and seasonings. Simmer 50-60 minutes

Ladle soup into individual oven proof bowls. Top with slices of toasted bread and approx 1/4 cup cheese. Bake at 325 20 minutes then under hot broiler 2 minutes to lightly brown cheese
Garnish with parsley

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