▢3 large onions - or about 2 lbs of onions I like to use a mixture of onions ▢3 tbs butter ▢1 teaspoon sugar ▢2 sprigs fresh thyme ▢½ teaspoon oregano leaves ▢1 bay leaf ▢½ cup cooking Sherry ▢2 quarts of veg or beef broth ▢2-3 large garlic cloves minced ▢1 baguette sliced crosswise ▢1 lb swiss cheese
Add broth and let soup simmer for at least 30 minutes up to a couple of hours.
Under broiler toast baguette slices till golden brown and nice and dry. While bread is toasting, shred cheese.
In an oven-proof individual sized soup bowl or mug ladle in soup. Top with baguette and a handful of cheese. Place soups on a foil lined sheet cake pan and broil until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.