Thursday, November 1, 2012

French Onion Soup

French onion is Rick's absolute favorite soup. There is a restaurant in Gettysburg that serves the best french onion he has ever had and he has been known to drive us all to Gettysburg to see the battlefields for the day just so he can have this soup (although he pretends it is so our kids understand the Civil War better)! This recipe is from the Pioneer Woman, who has some of my favorite recipes.

1 stick butter            
6 onions, sliced thin                      
1 c. chicken broth            
4 c. chicken broth                      
4 c. beef broth
2 cloves minced garlic
worcestershire sauce
slices of bread
5 oz. Swiss cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in heavy pot, add onions & cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Place onions in oven with the lid slightly ajar so the onions will brown. Cook onions in the oven for an hour, stirring at least once. Remove pot & place on stove top over medium heat. Stir, scraping all of the brown bits. Add the cup of chicken broth and cook for 5 minutes, letting it reduce. Add the other broths, Worcestershire sauce & garlic. Reduce heat to low & simmer for 30-45 minutes. Butter bread slices & boil both sides until crispy. Ladle soup into bowl or ramekin. Place bread on top & sprinkle grated Swiss on top. Broil until cheese is melted & bubbly.

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