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Famous-Barr French Onion Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lisa Jurkanin
Added: Thursday, February 12, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 lbs. yellow onions, peeled & sliced
1/2 c. butter or oleo
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 TB paprika
1 bay leaf
3/4 c. flour
3 qts. beef broth
1 c. dry white wine (optional)
Liquid browning sauce (Kitchen Bouquet) (optional)
2 tsp. salt or to taste
French bread
1/2 lb. imported Swiss cheese, sliced

Directions:
Directions:
Slice onion 1/8" thick. ( A food processor makes slicing quick and easy.) Melt butter in large soup pot. Add onion to butter and saute slowly for 1 1/2 hours. Add paprika, pepper, bay leaf and flour; stir to mix. Saute over low heat 10 min. Add broth and wine; simmer 2 hrs. Adjust color to a rich brown with liquid browning sauce. Season to taste with salt. Refrigerate overnight. (Freeze at this point, if desired)

To serve: Heat soup. Fill individual ovenproof bowls with soup. Top each bowl with 3 1/2 " slices of French bread, then top with a slice of Swiss Cheese. Place bowls in preheated 550 broiler until cheese melts and lightly browns, about 5 min.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Yield: 2 qts. soup
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
May also use Caramel coloring instead of Kitchen Bouquet.

 

 

 

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