Five Star French Onion Soup
- 3 lb onion -- peeled
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 tsp pepper, black
- 2 tbs paprika
- 1 bay leaf
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3 quart beef bouillon
- 1 cup wine, white
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 lb Swiss cheese
- French bread
Instructions:Slice onions, 1/8 inch thick. Melt butter, place onions
in it, saute slowly for 1-2 minutes in a large soup pot.
Add all other ingredients except bouillon, wine and salt,
saute over low heat 10 minutes more. Add bouillon and
wine and simmer 2 hours. Adjust color to a brown with
caramel coloring or liquid browning sauce. Season to
taste with salt. Put in refrigerator overnight.
To serve: Heat soup. Fill oven-proof casserole or
individual oven-proof bowls with 1 cup soup, top with 3
one-half inch slices of French Bread and top with a slice
of imported Swiss cheese (Gruyere preferred). Place under
broiler to brown, approximately 5 minutes at 550 degrees.