|French Onion Soup|
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French Onion Soup
1 kg (2 lb) onions
Peel onions and cut into thin uniform slices so that they will cook evenly.
In a large heavy based saucepan heat the butter and oil, but don't let
the butter brown. Add sliced onions and cook on low heat, stirring now
and then, until they are soft and golden. This could take up to 1/2 hour,
and must not be hurried if the soup is
Pour in the boiling stock, white wine, salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. While soup is simmering toast the bread to a pale golden brown. If liked brush each slice with a little olive oil and rub lightly with a cut clove of garlic.
Grate the Swiss cheese coarsely, and the parmesan finely. Mix together and sprinkle generously on the toasted bread. Return the bread to preheated griller or oven to melt the cheese.
Put bread into a large tureen or individual soup bowls. Add brandy to
soup and ladle over the bread, which will float to the top.
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