French Onion Soup I

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Mother Martin's restaurant in Montreal, Canada makes the best Onion soup ever - more savoury than sweet! This recipe is the closest to it that I've ever tasted and came from a French Canadian friend who lived in Quebec City. The number of servings will depend on the size of your bowls and the thickness of the French bread. Use Swiss or Gruyère if you prefer - it's your choice ..... Bon Appetit!!!

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French Onion Soup



  1. Saute onions in butter until limp.
  2. Add flour, salt, pepper, garlic and sugar.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add parsley flakes, thyme, beef stock, chicken stock and wine.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Add cognac.
  7. Toast french breadand place in the bottom of ovenproof soup bowls.
  8. Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.
  9. Ladle soup into bowls.
  10. Top with mozzarella cheese (thin slice or grated).
  11. Place under broiler until cheese melts and soup bubbles.