Onion Soup Gratinee

Onion Soup Gratinee

Ingredients:
=> 6 tablespoons olive oil
=> 4 medium yellow onions, sliced 1/4 inch thick
=> 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
=> 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
=> 4 sprigs fresh thyme
=> 1 bay leaf
=> salt to taste
=> 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
=> 3/4 cup dry white wine
=> 2 quarts chicken stock
=> 1/2 cup port wine
=> 6 slices French bread
=> 2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese

Onion Soup Gratinee

Directions:
=> Heat the olive oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Add the onions; cook and stir until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
=> Then, Add garlic, thyme, salt, butter, bay leaf, and white pepper. Cook and shake for about ten minutes. surplus the heat to high, and shake in the white wine. Bring to a boil, and cook until wine has reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock, and simmer over medium heat for 45 minutes.
=> Preheat the oven broiler after Preheat Remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaf from the soup, and shake in the port wine. Ladle soup into 6 crocks or heat proof bowls, top each with a slice of bread, and a generous helping of Gruyere cheese. Place the bowls on a baking sheet for ease in handling.
=> Place under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, until the bread and cheese are toasted and bubbly. Serve immediately.

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