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French Onion Soup

The Brie melts into the broth, leaving the Parmesan to broil to a nice golden brown.....but the Brie created a creamy broth, and for my taste—and my guests—was just awesome.

Ingredients

Yield

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Instructions

Cook onions, along with thyme, bay leaves, and salt in butter in a heavy stockpot over medium heat, uncovered, stirring frequently, until onions are very soft and deep golden brown, about 30 minutes, lowering heat if browning too quickly.

You don’t want them to burn.

Sprinkle flour over the onions, and cook, stirring, about 1 minute.

Pour in wine and cook, stirring, another minute.

Stir in broth, water, garlic, and pepper and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 20 to 30 minutes, or until lightly thickened.

Check and adjust seasonings.

Preheat broiler. Remove and discard bay leaves; place bread slices at the bottom of heat-safe/broiler-safe crocks; then spoon generous amounts of broth and onions over bread.

Top with Brie, then cover the top with Parmesan.

Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat until cheese is melted and bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes.

For each crock:

1 slice, buttered and toasted French or Italian Bread slice, then each cut into quarters
1 thick slice of Brie Cheese (to your liking)
2 tablespoons freshly shaved Parmesan cheese

Credit

This recipe was provided by Pamela S from Naples