french onion soup

Simple soup, delicious and simple.

4 good size bowls:

  • 6 cups sliced onion
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 carton beef stock
  • 1/2 cup red wine or brandy (to taste)
  • salt to taste
  • pepepr to taste
  • loaf of crusty french bread sliced on the bias
  • smooth melting cheese
  • Melt butter and olive oil in large heavy pan. cook onions in over medium low heat until very carmelised. This step takes the longest, upt to 2 hrs to get all onions cooked down, sweet, and dark. Deglase pan with stock, add brandy/ wine salt and pepper. Toast bread, then top with cheese, and under broiler melt to bubbly and brown. Serve soup in bowls, with bread floated on top.