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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mom's Best French Onion Soup

This is one of the best recipes for french onion soup I've ever had.  It's not too beefy and not too salty. 

This recipe actually comes to mind tonight because of a girlfriend from work, Anne.  She was telling me today about how she ordered french onion soup from a fine dining establishment over the weekend.  Expecting it to be fantastic at over $10 per cup, they actually brought it out with NO bread or cheese on top!  Laughing, she was thinking maybe they were "too good" for the cheese and bread?!  I said, "ABSOLUTELY NOT!  That is the best part!".  So, Anne, try this recipe and feel free to load on the french bread and muenster cheese!!! 

Serves 6 (or leftovers)


6 Large onions
1 Stick butter (I use margarine)
1/2 Bunch parsley
1/2 Tsp garlic powder
1 Tsp season salt
1 Tsp sugar
1 Cup dry red wine (or slightly more, to taste)
3 Cans undiluted chicken broth
3 Cans undiluted beef broth
1 Block muenster cheese
Parmesan Cheese
1 French bread loaf

To Make:

Saute onions with butter and parsley until tender.  Add broths and seasonings.  Bring to a boil.  Lower to a simmer and add in wine.

Put in oven-safe bowls along with a thick slice of french bread, sliced muenster cheese, and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.  Broil in the oven until brown and bubbly on top.

1 comment:

  1. Made this on a cold evening in January. Courtney, this was superb...