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  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

This is an awesome French Onion Soup made at some of the old Famous Barr Department Store Cafeterias.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. Add the onions; cook, stirring occasionally for 1 1/2 hours.

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  • When the onions are ready, add the pepper, salt, bay leaf and flour. Stir over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour in the beef broth and white wine. Simmer for 2 hours over low heat. Adjust the coloring to a rich brown with the browning sauce. Taste, and adjust salt if needed.

  • Preheat your oven's broiler. Ladle the soup into oven-proof bowls, and place them on a baking sheet. Float a slice of French bread in each bowl, and top with some Swiss cheese. Broil until cheese is browned. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 14.7g; carbohydrates 43.4g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 36.9mg; sodium 1514.1mg. Full Nutrition
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