Ingredients: (Serving size 2 adults)
Onions - 2 big
Olive Oil - 4 tbs
Bay leaves - 1 whole
Dry Parsley - 2 tbs
Garlic - 2 Cloves, minced
Red Wine - 1/2 cup
Water as needed or broth
Sugar - 1/8 tbs
Salt -11/2 tbs or to taste
Pepper - 2 tbs or to tasteMethod:
Thinly slice the onions. Your eyes will be full of tears but don't you worry, you will enjoy the soup!.
Heat oil in wide, thick bottom pan.
Saute the onions for at least 20 minutes on medium flame stirring every now and then. The caramelizing the onion is the secret for the best french onion soup. Add pinch of salt and sugar to caramelize nicely. Do not let it burn!.
It should look something like this. It took 30 minutes for me.
Now add minced garlic, bay leaves and parsley. cook for 1 minute.
Add Water or broth and wine.
Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Pour the soup to oven safe serving bowl and Place the bread slice over the soup.
Sprinkle the cheese (traditional recipes use the Gruyere cheese and is recommended)
Turn on the broil. Keep the oven safe soup bowl on the upper rack of the oven.
Broil until the cheese melts for about 2 minutes.
Enjoy the delicious soup this evening!.