French Onion Soup With a Twist

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice onions, leeks and shallots very thinly.
  • Heat butter in soup pot just until melted.
  • Add onions, leeks, shallots and pepper; saute until onions begin to caramelize or become a light golden brown.
  • Sprinkle in flour and stir until traces of flour disappear.
  • Gradually add beef stock or consomme, stirring, then beer and water and bay leaf.
  • Boil at moderately high heat, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook uncovered, for 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf.
  • Taste soup; add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Turn soup into individual broiler-proof bowls.
  • Toast baguette slices in toaster oven until crisp.
  • Place baguette slices on top of soup in bowls.
  • Sprinkle top of each bowl with a generous amount of cheese.
  • Place bowls under broiler until cheese melts and turns brown and bubbles.
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