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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----FRENCH ONION SOUP-----
   45       g            Butter
    1       tb           Light olive oil
  750       g            Onions, thinly sliced
    1       t            Salt
    2       ts           Plain flour
    7       c            Beef stock
      1/2   c            Dry white wine
                         Freshly ground pepper
                         -----ONION SOUP GRATINEE-----
                         Rounds of french bread,
                         - baked or toasted
  125       g            Gruyere or Emmentaler
                         - cheese, finely sliced
   French Onion Soup:
   Melt the butter and oil in a large heavy saucepan.
   Add the onions and allow them to cook very slowly
   until softened and golden, stirring occasionally.  Do
   not allow them to brown.  Sprinkle with salt and stir
   in the flour.  When blended allow to cook over a
   moderate heat for 3 mins. Remove from the heat and
   stir in stock.  Add the wine. Season with pepper.
   Cover the pot and allow to simmer for 30-40 mins,
   skimming the surface of the soup occasionally.
   While the soup is cooking, bake the bread slices on a
   baking sheet in a moderately slow oven 160 C for about
   30 mins until crisp and lightly colored.  Serve the
   bread with the soup.
   Cheese Gratinee:
   Place prepared bread into a soup tureen or bowls.
   Pour boiling soup over the bread.
   Scatter the cheese over the top and place under a hot
   griller until the cheese melts and browns lightly.
   Serve immediately.
   FROM:  New Idea Magazine.
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