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French Onion Soup I
September 16, 2006

Oh boy, am I ever in love with this onion soup! I'm generally not a big fan of onion soup, but my boyfriend is, so after reading the other recipes, I tried this one, and we are so glad I did! I did make a couple of changes though. I added a LOT more onions and gently browned them until they were very golden. All in all, that took about an hour, but the enhanced onion flavor is well worth the effort. I only used beef broth, no water, and to up the beef flavor even more, I used a couple of teaspoons of a product called Better Than Boullion. Finally, because I don't like the flavor of red wine in soup, I swapped it out for a slash of cognac, but be careful as the cognac can too easily overpower everything else. Swiss cheese is the absolute best choice here. We love this soup so much that we can't even considering ordering it when we're out. We just know it won't be as good!

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