Homemade French Onion Soup

11/06/2008

Start with:
1 c. Chicken Stock
1 Large Vidalia Onion (chopped)
2 Medium Shallots (chopped)
3 Tb. Butter

Sautee the above on med heat (covered)
After it starts to boil…uncover, continue for 10 minutes and reduce to Med-Low

Add a few shakes of White Pepper and 1 Tb. Parsley

Add 1 can Beef Consommé
Add 1 can Beef Broth (Double Strength)

Touch Salt
1/2 dry packet of Knorr Au Jus
1 Ounce Good Sherry
Cover…simmer about 20 minutes
Cut a nice crusty French Baguette into thick slices
Toast the slices in a toaster
Top each slice with a wonderful slice of Gruyere
Broil until cheese is melted and a little bubbly brown
Place each cheese toast on top of soup bowl, sprinkle with parsley and serve.
This is one of my favorite soups to make. It is extremely simple.
In case you didn't know a shallot is kinda like a cross between an onion and garlic...very mild, somewhat sweet, and a hint of garlic.  I love them and use them often.
My secret ingredient for the soup is the Knorr Au Jus.
Enjoy!
I like to serve French Onion Soup with a nice Ceasar Salad.

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