French Onion Soup (from 650 food processor recipes cookbook)
12oz montery jack cheese, cut into chunks
3 large sweet onions, quartered
1/4 C unsalted butter
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 2/3 C beef or vegetable broth, divided
2 C warm water
1 tsp worcestershire sauce, optional
3 drops hot pepper sauce, optional
6 slices baguette. toasted
1. In work bowl fitted with shredding blade, shred cheese. Transfer to a bowl, set aside.
2. Replace shredding blade with slicing blade and slice oonions. Transfer to another bowl, set aside.
3. In a saucepan over medium heat, saute butter and sugar until melted, about 3 minutes. Add onions and cook stirring occasioonally until tender and just beginning to brown and caramelize, 12 to 18 minutes. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in half of the broth. Bring to a boil, stirrring constantly. Stir in remaining broth, water, worchestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce and bring to a gentle boil. Boil gently for 12 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile preheat broiler.
4. Place 1 slice baguette in each of 6 heatproof bowls and pour soup over top. Sprinkle with cheese. Place bowls under preheated broiler until cheese is melted and light brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
NOTES: I did not use the cheese or bread as I didn't have any on hand. I used a mix on sweet and cooking onions as that is what I had. I did not use hot pepper sauce, I don't like it. I used no salt added beef broth. You can use vegetable broth to make this a vegetarian friendly dish.
It is easy to adapt this for non food processor users, you just cut the onions up by hand, and grate the cheese by hand.
The food processor was my gift to me this year. I hope you enjoy this onion soup.
Yeah, I'm noticing I'm salivating, too!!!! Thank you, Mary, I think I'll be trying this for sure. Have to get some onions though. I have the broth and everything else. You can also substitute croutons for the baguettes. I don't care for cheese so will skip that part, too.