December 15, 2018

Onion Dip


See the chip bowl and the dip with it (in the silver bowl and in the bowl in front of the chip bowl)?

You NEED this dip in your life, my friends.  I made this for my Christmas cookie party and had rave reviews.  It is insanely good.

Onions are caramelized for about an hour (if you have more time to caramelizr them, go for it!).  After the onions are caramelized, you mix them into a combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, and cream cheese (AKA the trifecta for a great dip).  The dip is seasoned with salt and pepper, and just a bit of cayenne.

Serve this with some great chips, and you’ll be the hit of the party.  The leftover dip will be perfect over a steak sandwich.  After you try this dip, you’ll never want to buy a premade onion dip again.

Onion Dip
Yields 3 cups

Ingredients:
1/4 cup or half a stick of butter
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 large sweet onions
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
More salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:
Cut the onions in half and slice them into thin 1/8 inch half rounds.  In a large sauté pan, heat the butter and oil over medium heat.  Add the onions and salt, and sauté for 10 minutes.  Reduce the heat to medium low and continue to cook for about an hour until the onions become more brown and caramelized.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise, and using an electric hand mixer, beat until smooth.  (Alternatively, you can use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.) Add the onions and the seasonings.  Serve at room temperature.

Source: Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa  

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