Tourin Bordelais

Creamy Onion Soup

Preparation info

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Appears in

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

By Alma Lach

Published 1974

  • About

In the Bordeaux area onion soup includes garlic. Also, it is a cream of onion soup and therefore differs strikingly from the bouillon-like onion soup of Paris.


  • 4 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 4 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves


  1. Put bacon fat into a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic. Stir-cook until transparent and soft. Do not let mixture brown. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute or so. Add broth and water. Stir until it comes to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 30 minutes with lid set ajar.
  2. Beat together yolks, crème, and lemon juice. Remove soup from heat. Gradu