Soupe a L'oignon Au Fromage (French Onion Sou

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Ethnic, French, Beef, Vegetables, Soups & Stews

6 lg Onions, thinly sliced 1/4 c Unsalted butter 1 tb Flour 1 1/2 qt Beef broth 12 sl French bread, 1/2-inch thick - toasted 1/4 lb Gruyere cheese, coarsely gra -ed In a large kettle, cook the onions in the butter over moderate heat, stirring until they are golden brown. Sprinkle with flour and cook the mixture, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the broth slowly, stir the soup constantly until it comes to a boil. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Put 2 slices of toast in each of 6 heated bowls, top each toast with 1 Tbsp cheese and pour the soup over the toasts. Top with any remaining cheese. Run bowls under broiler about 4 inches from the flame for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. a 1951 Gourmet Mag. favorite.