French Onion Soup

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Nutrition per serving    (USDA % daily values)
CAL
1107
FAT
74%
CHOL
22%
SOD
230%

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added cloves and oregano
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Ingredients for 6 servings

1 1/2 pounds (680 grams or 24 ounces or about 5 cups) thinly sliced yellow onions

3 tablespoons (42 grams or 1 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter

1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil

1 teaspoon (5 grams) table salt, plus additional to taste

1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) granulated sugar (helps the onions to brown)

3 tablespoons (24 grams or 7/8 ounce) all-purpose flour

2 quarts (8 cups or 1.9 liters) beef or other brown stock*

1/2 cup (118 ml) dry white wine or dry white vermouth

Freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons (45 ml) cognac or brandy (optional)

To finish [Gratinée] (Optional)

1 - 2 cup (to taste) grated Swiss (I often use Gruyere) or a mixture of Swiss and Parmesan cheese

butter, melted

12 -16 x 1-inch thick rounds French bread, toasted until hard

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