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Famous Barr's French Onion Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sharon Deja
Added: Friday, June 9, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 pounds unpeeled onions
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
1 bay leaf
7 (about 16-ounce) cans beef broth, divided
1 cup dry white wine, optional
3/4 cup all-purpose or instant flour
Caramel coloring or Kitchen Bouquet, optional
2 teaspoons salt, or french baguettes, optional
Swiss or Gruyere cheese, optional

Directions:
Directions:
Peel onions and slice 1/8 inch thick, preferably in a food processor.

Melt butter in a 6-quart (or larger) stockpot. Add onions; cook, uncovered, over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. (The long cooking time makes the onions mellow and sweet.)

Stir in pepper, paprika and bay leaf; saute over low heat 10 minutes more, stirring frequently.

Pour in 6 cans broth and wine. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Dissolve flour in remaining 1 can broth. Stir into boiling soup. Reduce heat and simmer slowly for 2 hours.

Adjust color to a rich brown with caramel coloring, season with salt. Refrigerate overnight.

To serve, heat soup in microwave or on stove top. If desired, pour into ovenproof crocks or bowls. Top with a slice of breat and a sprinkling of grated cheese. Heat under the broiler until cheese melts and bubbles, about 5 minutes.
Leftover soup can be frozen.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Famous-Barr's French Onion Soup
This was a department store in St. Louis, Missouri. My mom and I would go to just eat at the store's restaurant for this famous soup. The Department store is still there, but not the restaurant. This soup is fabulous!

 

 

 

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