Famous-Barr’s French Onion Soup

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Famous-Barr’s French Onion Soup

NOTE: This recipe makes 2 quarts of soup


3 lbs. peeled onions (a 5lb. bag will yield about 3 lbs.)

4 oz. Unsalted butter or margarine

1 ½ tsp. Freshly ground pepper

2 Tbsp. paprika

1 Bay leaf

¾ cup all purpose flour

3 qts beef bouillon

1 cup white wine

2 tsp salt



  1. Slice onions in 1/8 inch rings.
  2. Melt butter in large soup pot. Add onions and sauté slowly for 1 ½ hours.
  3. Add spices and flour. Cook an additional 10 minutes. Remember to stir and avoid lumps of flour.
  4. Add bouillon and wine. Simmer for 2 more hours.
  5. Chill or freeze overnight.



Defrost enough soup for the number of servings. Bring soup safely to room temperature. Portion into ovenproof bowls. Add one slice of French bread and 1 ½ oz. of quality Swiss cheese. Broil until brown. Caution! Bowls will be hot!

Famous Barr French Onion Soup