Onion Soup


4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds yellow onions, sliced thin (about 7 cups)
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons flour
2 quarts beef, chicken, or vegetable stock
pepper, to taste
French bread slices or cubes (optional)
grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Melt butter in a 5-quart stockpot, then add oil, onions, and salt. Saute over low heat for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle flour over onions and cook a few more minutes. Transfer onions to a dish, add stock to the pot, and heat to simmering. Return onions to pot and simmer 30 minutes. Just before serving, toast French bread and add to soup. You can sprinkle grated cheese on the bread, or on the soup itself. Melt the cheese under the broiler, if desired.


Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Simple and delicious

This is an easy recipe to create; I modified it by dicing and frying 4 slices of bacon and used just one one tablespoon of butter and no oil; I also added garlic. G could ood way to use up some old onions! You could easily add a few diced potatoes for heartiness or finely diced carrots to add sweetness.

This is an easy soup to make

This is an easy soup to make and very tasty. Also one you can doctor to your own satisfaction if you wish, but it's awesome just as it is. Although I've done a few things differently from time to time. If you like onion soup I rate it near the top. I never give a perfect grade that way there's always room to improve and I do this in all walks of life. People who get perfect grades feel like they don't have to try any longer. Thumbs up for your soup.