Hearty Onion Soup Gratin
Heat oil in a skillet over mediumheat. Cook onions untilsoft and translucent, about 8 minutes.Reduce heat to low. Addthyme, and cook, stirring occasionally,until onions are deepgolden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.Season with salt and pepper.Advertisement
Preheat broiler with rack about6 inches from heat source.Bring beef stock to a boil. Addcarrots and turnips. Reduceheat, and simmer, covered, untilvegetables are almost tender,about 5 minutes.
Divide vegetables evenlyamong 4 ovenproof bowls usinga slotted spoon. Divide onionsamong bowls. Add 1 bay leaf toeach. Set bowls on a rimmedbaking sheet. Divide hot stockamong bowls.
Top each with 1 slice of bread,then 2 slices of cheese. Broiluntil cheese is golden and bubbling,about 5 minutes. Transferto 4 serving bowls if desired.