Recipe: Onion Soup for Six Persons

Chop fine six onions, and fry them in a gallon Saucepan with two ounces of butter or dripping fat, stirring them continuously until they become of a very light colour; then add six ounces of flour or oatmeal, and moisten with three quarts of water; season with pepper and salt, and stir the SOUP while boiling for twenty minutes, and when done, pour it out into a pan or bowl Containing slices of bread.

Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (Year 1918)
by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss