Old-Fashioned Onion Soup

Make your own croutons to serve with this soup. Cut thick slices of black bread into cubes. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and pepper, then broil until browned.

Serves 8

Cooking time: 3–4 hours

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Attention: Minimal

Pot size: 3–5 quarts

6 yellow onions

6 tablespoons butter

4 cups beef broth

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black peppercorns

¼ pound fresh Parmesan cheese

1. Thinly slice the onions. Slowly sauté in butter in pan over low heat until browned.

2. Add onions, broth, salt, and peppercorns to the slow cooker.

3. Cover and heat on a low setting for 3 to 4 hours.

4. Grate the Parmesan. Before serving, stir ¼ cup grated cheese into the soup. Set out the remainder to garnish individual servings.

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