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French Onion Soup

This is a recipe from a very good French cook we spent a few years with, and the best French onion soup I've ever had.


  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups consomm√©
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup boiled milk
  • 1/4 pound grated Swiss cheese
  • 6 dried slices French bread
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

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  1. In heavy skillet, cook onions in butter until slightly brown. Sprinkle with flour and cook over low heat until golden, never allowing them to become dark brown.
  2. Add consommé and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, then simmer gently for 20 minutes, uncovered.
  3. Add milk.
  4. Pour into ovenproof casserole or individual bowls.
  5. Place slices of bread on top, sprinkle generously with cheese.
  6. Brown quickly under broiler flame.

Serves 4 to 6

Posted by swm56 at Recipe Goldmine April 30, 2001.