*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                             French Onion Soup
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      Tablespoon    Butter
    2      Tablespoon    Vegetable oil
    2      Pound         Onions (about 7 cups) -- thinly sliced (about
                             Vidalia are best
    1      Teaspoon      Salt
    3      Tablespoon    Flour
    2      Quart         Beef stock, fresh or canned
   12      sl            1 thick French bread
    2      Teaspoon      Olive oil
    1                    Garlic clove -- cut
    1      Cup           Imported Swiss -- freshly
                         -grated OR combination of
                         -Jack and Parmesan or your choice
 In a heavy 4-5 qt saucepan or soup kettle, melt the butter with the oil
 over a moderate heat. Stir in the onions and salt and cook uncovered over
 low heat, stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes, or until the onions are
 a rich golden brown. Sprinkle flour over onions and cook, stirring, for 2-3
 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. In a separate saucepan, bring the
 stock to a simmer, then stir the hot stock into the onions. Return the soup
 to low heat and simmer, partially covered, for another 30-40 minutes,
 occasionally skimming off the fat. Taste for
 seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.
 CROTES: While the soup simmers, make the crotes. Preheat the oven to 325°.
 Spread the slices of bread in one layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15
 minutes. With a pastry brush, lightly coat both sides of each slice with
 olice oil. Then turn the slices.
 To serve, place the crotes in a large tureen or individual soup bowls and
 ladle the soup over them. Pass the grated cheese seperately.
 Alternative: To make onion soup gratine, preheat the oven to 375F. Ladle
 the soup into an ovenproof tureen or individual soup bowls, top with
 crotes, and spread the grated cheese on top. Sprinkle the cheese with a
 little melted butter or olive oil. Bake.
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 Per serving: 135 Calories; 14g Fat (89% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 3g
 Carbohydrate; 20mg Cholesterol; 433mg Sodium