Many of us are old enough to remember the renowned onion soup served up at Famous Barr and wish we could have some of that again. Oooo, it was so good, topped with thin slices of their French bread and browned and melted cheese.
Well, someone found an old recipe from Famous Barr and posted it. So if you ever have a day when you have a lot of time to spend, here it is.
click to enlarge. I sort of remember trying this some years ago and thought 1 1/2 hours to saute the onions was an awful long time. All in all this takes quite a bit of slow cooking to do it right. But it's worth it. I don't even know if anyone makes canned bouillon anymore, but beef stock should be fine.
This long gone soup is sort of like that old St Louis chili parlor O T Hodge which had such good chili and chili over tamales and over eggs and hot dogs and whatever else. Slingers!! That was my favorite chili in the world. And they're gone too although there is some information that one still exists downtown under the name, Chili Mac's but this place may just be occupying the old Hodge's space. I don't know.