Caramelized Onion Soup with Cheese & Croutons
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 lb. onions
  • 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp butter, unsalted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 6 cups beef stock
  • or 1/2 beef stock and 1/2 chicken stock
  • 4 slices Peasant Bread or a rustic type of bread
  • Coarse Black Pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
DIRECTIONS
  1. Caramelized Onion Soup with Cheese & Croutons
  2. French Onion Soup is wonderful, but breaking up the single large crouton with a spoon is difficult. This recipe obviates that problem.
  3. INGREDIENTS:
  4. 1 1/2 lb. onions
  5. 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  6. 1 tsp butter, unsalted
  7. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 1/4 cup white wine
  9. 6 cups beef stock
  10. or 1/2 beef stock and 1/2 chicken stock
  11. 4 slices Peasant Bread or a rustic type of bread
  12. Coarse Black Pepper
  13. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  14. 1. Slice onions about a 1/4 inch thick.
  15. 2. In a stock pot, melt butter with olive oil over medium-high heat. When hot, not smoking, add onions. Stirring
  16. every few minutes, sauté onions until they start to caramelize. Onions will first become translucent, then will start
  17. to stick slightly and start to turn brown. Stirring them prevents burning. Add minced garlic and cook for another
  18. minute until aroma of garlic is present.
  19. 3 .When onions are a nice golden brown, add wine to deglaze the pan.
  20. 4. Add stock, bring to boil and then reduce to simmer. Allow to cook for approximately 30 minutes.
  21. 5. Ladle into heat proof bowls and place Croutons on top.
  22. 6. Sprinkle with Gruyère or Swiss Cheese
  23. 7. Place under broiler just long enough to melt the cheese.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
French Onion Soup is wonderful, but breaking up the single large crouton with a spoon is difficult. This recipe obviates that problem.