French Onion Soup

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Splendid Soups

Splendid Soups

By James Peterson

Published 2000

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A good onion soup is easy to make, but there are a few secrets to making it extraordinary: authentic Swiss Gruyère, good broth, and plenty of onions. French onion soup is best made with homemade beef broth, but canned low-sodium beef broth will work. I sometimes use fresh turkey or duck broth.

When you put the onions into the pot, you’re going to think you’ve sliced too many; but as you stir them over the heat they will shrink down to about one-eighth of their original volume. Use t