This is Martha's favorite cold-weather soup. The onions cook for 2 hours in butter and oil to develop the rich golden color of the perfect onion soup. It helps if you have homemade beef or veal stock on hand. This recipe comes from "Entertaining," by Martha Stewart.



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  • Simmer the onions in butter and oil for 2 hours. Stir frequently, adding the sugar and salt after 15 minutes of cooking. Onions will turn a deep golden-brown color. Sprinkle on the flour and cook for 5 minutes longer. Add the boiling stock and the wine and simmer for 45 minutes longer. Skim if necessary. Correct the seasoning.

  • Before serving, reheat to boiling. Pour in the cognac. Serve in heated bowls with toasted rounds of French bread and generous servings of coarsely grated Swiss and Parmesan cheeses.

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Rating: 5 stars
Beautiful tasting, have made it a few times now and it always tastes wonderful
Rating: 5 stars
Best onion soup ever!
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This is definately worth the time to make. It is delicious
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It would be so helpful if only there were nutritional analysis to the recipes that are posted! I have some health issues, and really do pay attention to the labeling :)