French Onion Soup

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 taste

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!.

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Prabha R said...

Hi Neveditha, nice recipe...What can be substituted with wine?

Medifast Coupons said...

Great looking soup, my favorite is and always will be French Onion and love stumbling across a new recipe to try. Thanks so much for sharing, wish me luck.

Eat Right said...

@prabha - Thanks prabha.. You can add read grape juice diluted with rice vinegar.. That should work pretty well like this . @ medifast coupons - Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all the luck with your new recipe try time. :)

Aubrie B. said...

OMG!!! This is my favorite soup ever. I have never been able to make it myself though so I will have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for posting it.