I picked up some wonderful soup crocks when I was yard saling this summer. I knew as soon as it got chilly, I would make some french onion soup. Yesterday was nice and chilly, and with the return of sweater weather, I've got the slow cooker going with some lovely, lovely soup! You've got to try it. It's fantastic!
French Onion Soup Adapted from Fix it and Forget it
3 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
5 large yellow onions, thinly sliced on a mandolin
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
5 cups Beef stock
French bread, diced and toasted or croutons
Sliced or shredded Swiss Cheese
Heat butter and oil on medium high heat in a Sauté pan until butter is melted. Add onions, sugar, salt and pepper.
Reduce heat to medium and cook onions until caramelized about 20 or so minutes. Add flour and continuously stir for 2 minutes.
Add Stock to slow cooker, add onions once caramelized and cook on low at least 6 hours.
Serve soup in crocks. Place diced toasted French bread onto each bowl of soup. Top with cheese. Put under broiler for a few minutes until browned and bubbly.
Serve immediately with lots of extra french bread.