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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

French Onion Soup

I really like French Onion Soup - it's so easy to make and a good soup for when you are feeling under the weather (Megan can attest to this - she's getting over pneumonia and scarfed this soup up - I nearly fell over!). I used homemade beef stock for the soup I made last night and needed to add about an extra 1/2 tsp. pepper and 3/4 tsp. salt to the soup since my broth was low-salt. It also needed more Worcestershire sauce than the original recipe called for - I use Lee and Perrins which in the U.S. is gluten free and soy free (tamarind is not soy, although many Asian sauces combine tamarind with soy sauce). French Onion Soup is great with gluten free french bread, which holds up really well and does not turn to mush in the bowl. And the Swiss cheese, well, I don't miss it.

(Look, Mom! No cheese!)

2 tbsp. olive oil
2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
4 cups beef broth
2 tbsp. dry white wine
1 - 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 - 1 tsp. salt
French bread, sliced and toasted, if desired

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the onions, cover and cook 10 minutes or until the onions are tender. Stir in the beef broth, wine, 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Adjust seasonings to taste. Bring to boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered, another 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Place a slice of french bread into each soup bowl and ladle soup over top. Serves 4 - 6.

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