Thursday, July 26, 2012

French Onion Soup

M-m-m good
This was my family's Christmas Eve supper.  We would have it with extra crusty French bread then go to the mid night service. After we came home my brother and I would ask to open our presents.  When we were children we were told Santa hadn't come yet so the family's presents would have to wait to the morning after his arrival. (oh so sad)

4-5 large Onions (thinly sliced)1/4 cup butter
6 cups beef stock (hot)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika (smoky,hot or mild)
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
6 rounds French bread (toasted)
1/2 cup Gruyère cheese ( grated)
1/2cup Parmesan  cheese (grated)
1/2cup dry white wine (optional)

Sauté onions in butter til golden over low fire (20-30 min.) Add stock, seasonings (not Worcestershire)   and wine (if using) bring to boil then add Worcestershire.  Serve over round of French bread at bottom of
bowl.  Place the Gruyère cheese on bread before ladling soup over top sprinkle Parmesan cheese.  (serves6)

                   Here's an homage to modern times microwave instructions:

In a 3 qt. microwaveable dish combine butter and onions microwave covered on high til onions are tender (10 min.) Stir 1/2 way. Add everything but the Worcestershire. Microwave 10 more minutes on high.  Add Worcestershire follow instructions as above.

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