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                     FRENCH ONION SOUP - COUNTRY LIVING
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Microwave
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       tb           Butter
    1       lg           (about 1/2 lb) onion, very
                         -thinly sliced
    1       tb           Brown sugar
    1       cn           (10 1/2-oz) condensed beef
                         -broth
    1 1/2   c            Water
      1/2   ts           Ground black pepper
    4                    1-inch-thick slices French
                         -bread, toasted
      1/4   c            Coarsely grated reduced-fat
                         -Jarlsberg cheese
    1       tb           Chopped fresh parsley leaves
 
   NOTE: For best results, use a sweet onion, such as
   Vidalia or Texas Sweet, in this classic soup recipe.
   When microwaved, these high-sugar onions cook more
   quickly and are less bitter than more pungent
   varieties.
   
   1. In 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter on
   high (100 percent) 20 seconds or until melted. Stir in
   onion and brown sugar. Cover with waxed paper and
   microwave on medium (50 percent) 5 minutes.
   
   2. Stir in undiluted broth and water; cover with paper
   and microwave on medium 10 minutes, stirring after 5
   minutes. Stir in pepper. (Soup can be made ahead up to
   this point and kept refrigerated; reheat before Step
   3.)
   
   3. Place bread slices on microwave-safe plate; divide
   cheese among slices. Microwave on high 20 seconds or
   until cheese is just melted.
   
   4. To serve, divide soup among 4 small soup bowls;
   place one cheese-topped bread slice in each bowl and
   top with parsley. Serve immediately.
   
   Country Living/November/1994 Scanned & edited by Di
   Pahl & <gg>
  
 
 
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