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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 Jones - Armstrong Family Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Saturday, November 3, 2007


3 lbs peeled onions (5 lb bag peeled = 3 lbs)
4 oz butter
1 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tbsp paprika
1 bay leaf
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3 qts canned beef bouillon
1 cup white wine (optional)
(optional salt to taste)

Swiss Cheese (mozzarella can be substituted)
Sliced French bread

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

Heat Soup. Place 3 slices of french bread into individual fireproof casserole or bowl. Fill bowl with soup. Top with cheese. Place under broiler approx 5 minutes until brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe was printed and handed out by Famous Barr. They offered this soup for sale in their gourmet food section and served it in their restaurant. When served, they placed a pair of blunt end scissors on the plate to cut the strings of cheese as you were eating.




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