French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup Recipe


A French Onion Soup favorite winter Soup

2 tablespoons margarine
6 cups sliced onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 cup white wine
6 cups beef stock
1 sprig fresh thyme
6 thick slices of French bread cut into rounds
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Heat margarine in large skillet; add onions, garlic, and bay leaf. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until onions are golden brown, about 45 minutes. Add 1/2 cup wine; cook until wine is evaporated, stirring to loosen browned bits. Add remaining wine, stock and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low;simmer until onions are very tender, about 1 hour. Remove bay leaf and thyme sprig. Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Bake bread rounds until dry. Increase oven to 400 degrees. Mix Swiss and Parmesan cheeses. Place equal amounts of onions in ovenproof soup bowls. Fill bowls with soup. Place bread slice in each bowl; sprinkle with cheese mixture. Bake until cheese is golden brown and soup is hot, about 20 minutes.

Yields 4 servings

Served on Carnival Cruise Lines


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