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Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup
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Ingredients:

5 Tbsp olive oil (divided)
1 Tbsp butter
8 cups thinly sliced onions (about 3 lbs.)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup port wine
2 cartons (32oz. each) beef broth
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
24 sliced French bread baguette (1/2 in. thick)
2 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
3/4 cup shredded Gruyere or SWiss cheese (about 3oz.)

Directions:

  1.  In a Dutch oven, heat 2 Tbsp. oil and butter over medium heat.  Add onions, cook and stir until softened, 10-13 minutes.  Reduce the heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, 30-40 minutes.  Add minced garlic; cook 2 minutes longer.
  2. Stir in port wine.  Bring to boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.  Add broth, pepper, and salt; return to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat over to 400 degrees, place baguette slices on a baking sheet, brush both sides with the remaining oil.  Bake until toasted, 3-5 minutes on each side.  Rub toasts with halved garlic.
  4. To serve, place twelve 8-oz. broiler safe bowls or rameskins on baking sheets.  Place two toasts in each.  Ladle with soup; top with cheese.  Broil 4 in. from heat until cheese is melted.

Yield: 12 Servings

Source – Taste of Home magazine

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