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SOUPE A L'ONION (Onion Soup), French

Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. Spanish onions, chopped
  • 6 cups consommé
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 cup port wine
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 6 slices of toast
  • Grated Swiss cheese
  • Butter
Preparation Instructions

Melt butter in a large skillet, add chopped onion and cook slowly without browning. When tender, combine with the consommé and season to taste with salt and pepper. Let simmer 30 minutes. Add port wine mixed with egg yolk. Remove from skillet pouring contents into a large earthenware casserole, stir well, add the slices of toast, well sprinkled with cheese, and dot with butter. Place in oven at 375° until cheese melts and crusts on top. Serves 6.

Serve dry and light red wine.

Contributed by Mrs. Suzanne Marcellin, 1950

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