964560 -- COMPANY ONION SOUP
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
4 lg. sweet or Walla Walla onions,
1 tbsp. sugar
6 c. beef broth, divided
2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
4 thick slices French bread
Additional unsalted butter
Garlic salt or 1 garlic clove, halved
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Gruyere or
In a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onions until tender.
Sprinkle sugar over onions. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until
onions are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Add 3 cups broth; simmer 15 minutes.
Add remaining broth, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer
for 30-40 minutes. Meanwhile, spread both sides of the bread with additional
butter; sprinkle with garlic salt or rub with the cut-side of garlic clove.
Broil bread until golden brown, then turn and brown other side. Ladle soup into
individual ovenproof soup bowls. Float a slice of bred in each bowl and
sprinkle with cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve
immediately. Yields: 4 servings. The onions in this part of the country are
superb, and this soup is proof. Try it and see if your family enjoys this
recipe as much as mine does.