This French Onion soup recipe comes from my dad. He found it in an old recipe book of his grandma's and tweaked it until it worked for him. Apparently, I come from a whole family of tweakers.
-4 tablespoons butter
-2 cups thinly sliced onions
-1 teaspoon salt
-dash of white pepper (black will work but the white you don't see)
-1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
-4 cups consomme (fancy word for beef broth) I have also used chicken broth when I didn't have beef and I've mixed chicken and beef broth and that really gives the soup a great flavor, so feel free to use what you have on hand.
-2 cups hot water
In a sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the onions, salt and pepper. Saute the onions until they're light brown. In a medium size kettle, add the entire contents of your pan and the rest of the ingredients. Simmer on a low to medium heat for 30 minutes. When dishing out your soup, add croutons, dried bread, or my favorite, a slice of french garlic toast. Top with some mozzarella cheese and let the heat from the soup melt it in.