August 29, 2009

Caramelized French Onion Soup

Caramelized French Onion Soup

1 recipe Caramelized Onions - recipe follows

1 (10.5 oz) can beef consommé, undiluted (I use home made)
1 (10.5 oz) can beef broth, undiluted (ditto)
2 cup water
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 cup dry white wine
6 cup large croutons
1 cup (4 oz) shredded Swiss cheese

Combine first 5 ingredients in a 3-1/2-quart crockpot. Cook, covered, at HIGH 2 1/2 hours or until thoroughly heated. Stir in wine. Ladle soup into 6 ovenproof bowls, and top evenly with croutons and cheese. Place bowls on a jellyroll pan. Broil 3" from heat (with electric oven door partially open) 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Makes 12 cups.

2 extra-large sweet onions (about 3 pounds)
1 (10.5 oz) can chicken or beef broth, undiluted
1/4 cup butter or margarine

Cut onions in half. Cut halves into 1/2" thick slices. Combine all ingredients in a 3 1/2-quart crockpot. Cook, covered, at HIGH 8 hours or until golden brown and very soft. Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 2 months, if desired. Makes 2 cups.

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