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Famous Barr's French Onion Soup


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  • 3 pounds peeled onions (5 pound bag of onions peeled = 3 pounds)
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 quarts beef bouillon
  • 1 cup white wine (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon salt



Step 1

Slice onions 1/8 inch thick

melt butter, place onions in it, sauté slowly for 1 1/2 hours in a large soup pot

add all other ingredients except bouillon, sauté over low heat 10 minutes more

add bouillon and simmer 2 hours

adjust color to a rich brown with kitchen bouquet

season with salt and pepper to taste and put in refrigerator over night

To serve, heat soup. Fill fireproof bowls with 8 ounces soup, top with 3 1 1/2 inch slices of French bread and top with 1 1/2 ounces imported swiss cheese, place under broiler until brown, approximately 5 minutes at 550 degrees.

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