French Onion Soup

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Now, you can make luxuriously rich French onion soup with half of the effort! By using Aroma’s multicooker, there’s no need to make this bistro classic a day in advance. Caramelized onions add a deep sweet flavor to this soup and, the ease of the multicooker’s Sauté-then-Simmer STS® function, along with a bit of salt and sugar, speed up the process. As you caramelize the onions slowly and deliberately, the taste is undeniably worth it. You will be rewarded with beautiful, dark, evenly browned onions that melt in your mouth. Then, all you have to do is let the Slow Cook function take over, leaving you with rich, flavorful soup within no time! Not to mention, this dish tastes even better after a few days

Ingredients
4 tablespoons butter
3 ½ lbs sweet yellow onions, halved and sliced 1/8″
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ quarts beef or bone broth (optional vegetable broth)
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon thyme
2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
½ cup dry sherry
1 teaspoon fish sauce, soy sauce or Worcestershire
1 baguette, thinly sliced and toasted
1 cup grated Gruyère, Fontina, or Provolone

HSN 20-cup Multicooker (item #605912) or other 20-cup Digital Multicooker with Slow Cook and Sauté-then-Simmer STS®; adjust the ingredient amounts for smaller cookers

Directions
1. Plug in your cooker and press the START button to turn it on. Press the Sauté-then-Simmer STS® function of your multicooker, then press START, allowing the inner pot to heat up with the lid closed. The cooking indicator light will illuminate and the digital display will show a chasing pattern to show it is set.
2. Open the lid and add the butter, onions, sugar and salt and stir together with a long-handled wooden or heat safe spoon. Keep the lid open while the onions continue cooking for another 60 minutes, slowly and deliberately, until the onions begin to turn dark and evenly browned.
3. Next stir in garlic, broth, bay leaf, thyme and pepper; close the lid
4. Press START, then SLOW COOK twice for level Medium, set for 4 hours. Press START and the cooker will beep and the display will stop flashing to indicate it has set.
5. When done, the cooker will switch to KEEP WARM.
6. Once on KEEP WARM, add soy sauce and sherry, stir and let set in the cooker for 30 minutes with lid closed.
7. To serve, ladle soup into oven safe bowls and top with thinly sliced baguette.
8. Cover with shredded cheese and place under the broiler until cheese has melted. If you do not have oven safe bowls, arrange bread slices and cheese on a baking sheet, broil then transfer to individual bowls.

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