French Onion Soup With Cheese Toast
|Yellow onions||2 Large, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cut crosswise into very thin slices|
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Beef broth||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Black pepper||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|French bread slice||4 (About 3/4 Inch Thick)|
|Thin cheese slices||4 Ounce (Gruyere Or Swiss, 4 Pieces)|
1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over moderate heat. Reduce the heat to moderately low, add the onions, and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes, or until golden but not brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
2. Add the beef broth, salt, and pepper, and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Taste, and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
3. While the soup is simmering, spread the remaining tablespoon of butter over the slices of bread, and top each slice with a piece of the cheese to completely cover the bread. Preheat the broiler 5 minutes before the soup is done.
4. Just before serving, place the bread slices briefly under the broiler about 3 inches from the heat until the cheese melts. Put one slice into the bottom of each soup bowl and ladle the hot soup over it.