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Onion Soup, French I (D, TNT)
Source: "La Grande Cuisine Francaise Cacher," by Michel Gottdiener
Serves: 8

1/2 pound onions
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. flour
1 tsp. soy sauce (probably to replace beef stock)
16 slices of bread like baguette
1/2 pound or even more grated hard cheese such as Emmental
1 pinch of pimento (hot pepper), optional
2 liters water
Salt and pepper

Peel and slice the onions. Fry in a little amount of olive oil, until golden, then cover with the flour. Mix well.

Add progressively the water, and continue mixing well. Cook for about half an hour.

Add soy sauce, salt, pepper and the pimento.

Before serving:
Pre-heat oven for 10 minutes and grill the bread.

Pour the soup in individual bowls, or oven proof soup dish, place slices of bread on the soup and cover with grated cheese.

Place under the grill until the cheese melts and starts to brown.

Posted by Viviane Barzel

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A