11/8/12

French Onion Dip

I love dips - they're so easy and there are so many options!  I think I could have a table full of dips and call it a meal.

Today I'm going to show you how to make the best onion dip you've ever had.  It'll be so good (and easy!), you'll never buy those dried packets again!

Gather up your ingredients:

One large yellow onion, chopped (you could you white too, but I find the yellow to be sweeter)
* 2 Tablespoons good olive oil
* 2 Tablespoons butter
* ¼ plus ½ tsp. salt
* 8 oz. container of sour cream
* ¼ to ½ c. mayo (one good scoop, to your taste – if you’re not a mayo fan, add in a little more sour cream)
* ¼ tsp. ground black pepper (or white if you’re picky about presentation)
* ¼ tsp. garlic powder

The steps are simple:

Heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat.  Add in your chopped onions and ¼ tsp. salt.  Now we caramelize them over medium-low heat.  This is where the sugars in the onions are released and cooked over a low temp - be careful not to FRY these little babies.  The process will take about 20-25 minutes and will look like this when they're done.



Remove your pan from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.  Once they're ready, gather up everything else on your list (sour cream, mayo, remaining salt, pepper and garlic powder) and stir until incorporated.

I like to chill for an hour or more before serving, or you could make this the night before too.  Serve with fresh veggies or, my personal favorite, Lays potato chips (Ruffles obviously, they scoop more dip!!)

I have also used leftover dip (if there is any!) to mix into mashed potatoes.  Oh. My.  Creamy carb heaven.

I would also like to note that there would normally be photos of the finished product, however my family is a group of bigs and once there is dip, veggies and chip, we can't be held accountable for our actions.  I assure you, it's amazing.  You'll never got for the powdered mix again.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Nate Brown said...

To be fair, you HAVE had meals made up only of dips!:)

Gwen said...

Hi, I'm a new follower from "Welcome Wednesday"!

xo,
Gwen
http://junior-executive.blogspot.co

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Mmmm... Sounds divine! Thank you for the recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Lauren said...

New follower!! :)

xo

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