French Onion Soup

  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 3 lb. onions, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbs. flour
  • 4 cups canned beef broth
  • 2 Tbs. white wine
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. brandy
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 4 French bread slices
  • Swiss cheese for melting
  • Mozzarella for melting

Melt butter in heavy large pan over medium heat.  Add onions, sugar, and salt.  Cover and let cook until onions are very soft, about 20 minutes.  Increase heat to high and sauté until onions are browned, about 10 minutes.  Add flour and stir 2 minutes.  Mix in broth, wine, Brandy, and mustard.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 10 minutes.  Season to taste.  Preheat broiler.  Ladle soup in the bowls.  Float bread on top of the soup, and sprinkle with some of both cheeses.  Broil until brown.

4 Servings


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