American Onion Soup

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Fry 4 strips of bacon until crisp.
  2. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Reserve bacon fat for another use.
  4. Melt butter.
  5. Add onions and saute them 10 minutes.
  6. Add sugar and stir frequently until onions caramelize and are golden brown.
  7. Stir in garlic.
  8. In a large pot, combine onions, beef broth and Kitchen Bouquet.
  9. Simmer gently for 1 hour, * meanwhile, spray or spread bread of choice with a thin coating of butter.
  10. Toast lightly and place it in a 225 °F.
  11. Add wine and oregano to soup.
  12. Cook for another 20 minutes.
  13. Add shallots and cook another 5 minutes.
  14. Season with black pepper.
  15. Increase oven temperature to 350 °F.
  16. Place oven dried bread in 4 ovenproof soup bowls.
  17. Ladle soup on top and sprinkle with crumbled crisp bacon.
  18. Cover top of bowls with cheese slices.
  19. Place in preheated oven and bake about 20 minutes or until cheese melts.
  20. Serve immediately.
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