Peel the onions and carve a shallow X on the top of the onions. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 10 minutes (at 500 W).
Mince the garlic and julienne the carrots. Cut the bacon into 1 cm strips.
Melt butter in a pot and add the garlic. When fragrant, add the bacon and carrots.
Add 600 ml of water, consomme and cooked onions. Cut out a sheet of aluminum foil into the size of the pot and place it on top of the onions. Simmer until the onions are very tender.
Serve on a plate, and it's done!
Story Behind this Recipe
I thought it would be cute to have whole onions in soup.
Shallow scores in an X-form helps the onions absorb the flavor, and makes them easier to eat. I didn't add much seasoning, like salt and pepper, since I wanted to enjoy the flavor of the onions. But if it's too light, adjust the seasonings.