3 cups fresh onion cut into rings
2 Tablespoons buttermilk **
2 -10.5 oz. cans condensed beef broth
2 ½ cups cold water
Dash fresh ground black pepper
6 slices of French Bread toasted
1 -8 oz. package swiss cheese slices
Grated Parmesan cheese
Optional - chopped green onion tops for garnish
Saute onions in butter in a large saucepan until tender – about 10 minutes.
Add broth, water, and pepper.
Cover, lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Pour soup into 6 -8oz. oven proof bowls.
Place a slice of toasted bread on each.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Cover each bowl with cheese slices.
Place bowls on a sturdy cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
Broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.
** You can make your own buttermilk. Simply put 1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice in a one cup measuring cup. Fill to one cup with milk and let stand for 5 minutes.
You can freeze the remainder. If you like to have small portions on hand for recipes like this, simply measure 2 tablespoons and place into ice cube trays. When frozen, remove to a covered container or freezer bag.