Stove-Top French Onion SoupSubmitted by: CHRIS-CATHI
4 cups onions, sliced
3 tbsp butter
2 teaspoon of sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp beef base
6 cups hot water
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon of dry thyme
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp cornstarch + 1/4 cup cold water, mixed
Top soup with the following (not calculated in nutrition facts)
8 slices of toasted French bread, or in a pinch you could use saltines
1 1/2 cups of grated Swiss Gruyere with a little grated Parmesan cheese
2 - Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the stock, bay leaf, and thyme. Cover partially and simmer until the flavors are well blended, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaf.
3 - To serve you can either use individual oven-proof soup bowls or one large casserole dish. Ladle the soup into the bowls or casserole dish. Cover with the toast and sprinkle with cheese. Put into the broiler for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until the cheese bubbles and is slightly browned. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings of approx 1 to 1-1/4 cups each.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHRIS-CATHI.