French Onion Soup

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Soups & Stews, French

1 c Gruyere cheese 1/4 c Parmesan cheese 6 sl French bread 2 ts Unsalted butter 1 tb Olive oil 6 Large onion 1 tb Flour 42 oz Beef broth 1 c Water 1/3 c Dry red wine 1/4 ts Salt 1/2 ts Freshly ground black pepper SPRINKLE GRATED GRUYERE AND PARMASAN CHEESES ONTO BREAD SLICES PASS UNDER BOILER, UNTIL BREAD IS TOASTED AND CHEESE MELTS REMOVE FROM OVEN AND SET ASIDE HEAT BUTTER AND OIL IN A STOCKPOT, OVER A MEDIUM-LOW FLAME ADD ONIONS, HEAT AND STIR FOR 30-40 MINUTES, UNTIL A DARK GOLD-NOT BROWN STIR IN FLOUR, HEAT AND STIR FOR 2 MINUTES TO COLOR FURTHER SLOWLY STIR IN 1 CUP OF BROTH TO BLEND WITH FLOUR ADD REMAINING BROTH, WATER, AND WINE-MIX WELL BRING TO A BOIL, REDUCE HEAT, COVER, AND SIMMER FOR 30 MINUTES SEASON TO TASTE WITH SALT AND PEPPER PLACE TOASTED BREAD INTO INDIVIDUAL BOWLS LADLE SOUP OVER BREAD SERVE IMMEDIATELY