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Famous Barr's French Onion Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Famous Barr's French Onion Soup, by , is from The McElmury Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Charlotte Volkman
Added: Saturday, November 10, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 pounds of peeled onions (5 pound bag of onions peeled will yield 3 pounds)
4 oz butter or margarine
2 tablespoons paprika
3/4 cup flour
1 cup white wine
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1 bay leaf
3 quarts canned beef bouillon
2 teaspoons salt
French bread
1 1/2 oz imported Swiss cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Slice onions, 1/8 inch think
Melt butter, place onions in it, saute slowly for 1 1/2 hours in a large soup pot. Add all other ingredients except bouillon, saute over low heat 10 minutes more. Add bouillon and simmer for 2 hours. Adjust color to a rich brown with caramel coloring or Kitchen Bouquet. Season with salt to taste. Put in icebox overnight.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 quarts
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Proper Serving: Heat soup. Fill fireproof casserole or individual fireproof bowls with 8 oz of soup, top with 3 1 1/2 inche slices of Famous Barr French Bread and top with 1 1/2 oz imported Swiss Cheese. Place under broiler unti brown, approximatley 5 minutes at 550 degrees.

For those not familiar with Famous Barr, it was a May Co store in the Midwest similar to Macy's. They had their own restaurant and the soup is fabulous. If you use Walla Walla or Vidalia onions it will be extra good. Also any French Bread will do.

 

 

 

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