It is soup season! I love soups, they warm you up, make you feel good, and are pretty easy. This is a recipe I have had for a few year, and we love to make it a few times a year!
Golden Onion Soup
4 large sweet onions
3 TBS unsalted butter
1 tsp sugar
1/4 c white wine*
3 c chicken broth
freshly ground black better and hot sauce to taste
4 slices of french bread
1/2 c Gruyere cheese
Cut onions in half, then thinly slice. In a large deep pot, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and stir to coat. Cover and cook over high heat, uncovered, 6 more minutes or until onions are golden. Add wine and cook 1 minute. Add broth and 2 cups of water; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 5 minutes. Heat broiler. Place four 2 cup oven proof bowls on a baking sheet. Divide soup among the bowls, stirring in pepper or hot sauce; top each with toasted bread. Sprinkle cheese over bread. Broil 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
* I am not one to walk out of a store with a bottle of wine, but I have found cooking wine which you can buy in any grocery store and purchase without being carded. It is usually on the aisle with vinegars, hot sauces, relish, pickles... What makes it cooking wine is there is a lot of salt added, mostly so you can't drink it! So, if you use cooking wine, remember to hold off on salting until you taste it, sometimes the extra salt in the cooking wine can be enough!