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How do you make Italian onion soup?

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To make Italian onion soup, set a frying pan over medium-high heat, and add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Finely chop 1 tablespoon of garlic, and cook it in the oil until it just starts to brown. Thinly slice 8 cups of onions, and add them to the garlic with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt or gray salt. Cook the onions until they begin to soften, about seven minutes.

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Set the stovetop heat to medium, and cook the onions and garlic for an additional 10 minutes, until the onions turn golden brown. Finely chop 1 tablespoon of fresh sage leaves, and add them with 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar to the onions and garlic. Heat and stir the ingredients until the liquid evaporates, about two to four minutes. Mix in 1 32-ounce carton of beef broth, and allow the ingredients to simmer together for 10 minutes.

Set the oven to broil. Cut 4 pieces of Italian country bread in 3/4-inch thick slices. Shred 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, and top the bread slices with it. Transfer the bread to a flat baking pan, and broil them until the cheese melts, approximately four to six minutes. Ladle the onion soup into four bowls, and top each bowl with a slice of the bread to serve.

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