French Onion Soup

Recipe by Deantini
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    lbs onions, very thinly sliced
  • 3
    shallots, finely diced
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 1
    tablespoon cognac
  • 12
  • 3
    cups beef stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 12
    slices vienna bread, roasted in oven until dry
  • 1
    cup gruyere cheese, for garnish
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt the butter in a soup pot and sauté the onions until very soft, at least 20 minutes.
  • Add the Cognac and the wine and cook for one minute.
  • Add the stock. Simmer, covered, 45 minutes.
  • Check the seasonings.
  • Ladle into oven-proof soup bowls and set on a baking sheet. Top each with a croûte (roasted Vienna bread).
  • Sprinkle the top generously with cheese. Broil in oven until the top is lightly brown, about 2 minutes.
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