French onion soup is ideal meal for a cool winter's evening. This vegetarian version from Eat with a Spoon is just as satisfying as the original recipe. Onions are slowly caramelized in butter and oil until they are a deep brown color. Vegetable stock is then added along with white wine and cognac (how can that be bad?). True to tradition, the soup is served with a slice of baguette with melted gruyere cheese floating on top.
3 tbls. unsalted butter
thinly sliced stale baguette, toasted (4-5 spices per bowl)