French Onion Soup Gratinee
Adapted from a recipe in: The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook
by Good Housekeeping
Servings: 4

Type: Vegetarian
1/4 cup butter
3 to 5 large onions, sliced (4 or 5 cups)
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
4 cans vegetable broth
1/2 cup red wine
Salt and pepper, to taste

1 long loaf French bread
1 8-ounce package Swiss-cheese slices

  • In a 4-quart saucepan (or small stockpot) over medium heat, melt the butter and add onions until
    translucent.

  • Add sugar and continue sauteeing until the onions brown and caramelize about 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Stir in flour until well blended with the onions and any pan juices (add a smidge of the vegetable broth if there aren't any pan juices).

  • Add wine and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes allowing the soup to thicken slightly.

  • Meanwhile (in another part of the kitchen), cut four 1-inch thick slices of bread from loaf; save remaining bread to eat with soup. Toast the bread slices in 325-degree F oven just until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

  • Ladle soup into four 12-ounce oven-safe bowls and place one slice of toasted bread on surface of soup in each bowl.

Top each bowl of soup with Swiss cheese slices. Place soup bowls on a jelly-roll pan for easier handling. Bake in 425-degree F oven for 10 minutes or just until cheese is melted and bubbly.

The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook
by Good Housekeeping
ISBN: 068808074X

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