Famous-Barr's French Onion Soup
- Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 271.4
- Total Fat: 13.9 g
- Cholesterol: 38.6 mg
- Sodium: 1,523.9 mg
- Total Carbs: 26.3 g
- Dietary Fiber: 4.6 g
- Protein: 8.8 g
IntroductionThis is the original recipe, to which I substituted spelt flour for wheat, and made my own beef broth (used Pacific Natural Organic for calories). Bread and cheese for serving not included in nutrition information. This is the original recipe, to which I substituted spelt flour for wheat, and made my own beef broth (used Pacific Natural Organic for calories). Bread and cheese for serving not included in nutrition information.
3 pounds (1360 grams) Onions, raw
8 tbsp Butter, unsalted
1.50 tsp Pepper, black
1 tsp, crumbled Bay Leaf
2 tbsp Paprika
8 fl oz White Wine
12 cups Beef Broth
0.75 cup spelt flour
2 tsp Sea Salt
Heat soup. Fill fireproof casserole or individual fireproof bowls with 8 oz. of soup, top with three 1 1/2" slices of Famous-Barr French bread and top with 1 1/2 os. imported Swiss cheese, place under broiler until brown, approx. 5 minutes 550 degrees.
The frozen soup, graged cheese, and French bread are also available through Famous-Barr's Gourmet Food Shops.
2. Melt butter, place onions in it, saute slowly for 1 1/2 hours in a large soup pot.
3. Add all other ingredients except bouillon, saute over low heat 10 minutes more.
4. Add bouillon and simmer for 2 hours.
5. Adjust color to a rich brown with caramel coloring or kitchen bouquet.
6. Season with salt to taste.
7. Put in icebox overnight.
Serving Size: 16 1-cup servings
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Thank you so much! The Real Faomus Barr French onion soup recipe is a favorite from years ago! - 2/12/17
Reply from JWARD199 (9/7/17)
You are welcome. I remember having this soup at the downtown St. Louis Famous Barr 50 some years ago with my mom when we stopped for lunch after a morning of shopping. I have made this version several times. It doesn't seem exactly the same, but it is really good!