French Onion Soup

"French comfort food - perfect for the cold weather. This is my favourite onion soup recipe because it's EASY!"
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  • Melt butter with oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onions, garlic and sugar and cook until lightly-coloured, stirring occasionally, about 6-7 minutes.
  • Add wine and bring to a boil.
  • Cook 5 minutes.
  • Add stock and bring to simmer.
  • Simmer uncovered for 1 ½ hours.
  • Season to taste.
  • (can be prepared 1 day ahead) Preheat broiler.
  • Ladle soup into 6 ovenproof bowls.
  • Top with 2 slices of toasted bread each, sprinkle with 1/3 cup Swiss cheese each, sprinkle with ½ tsp Parmesan cheese each.
  • Broil until cheese melts.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Made this for dinner,it;s been very cold here in the eastern US.The taste was great the kids loved it,great arroma around the house . The perfect soup for a cold night
  2. I really enjoyed this but hubby said he would prefer I try it with beef broth
  3. This was soo very yummy and delicious. I halved the recipe since I was making just for me. I liked the fact the bread got toasted before putting it in so it didn't get totally soggy. I did forget the swiss cheese at the grocery store so I just used Parmesan cheese and it turned out fine. I also used a beef stock which made the soup flavorful. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.
  4. Great soup! I used Gruyere cheese (don't like swiss all that much). Anyway, this is something I'll make again!!Thanks!


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