Foodchickie's Favorite Onion Dip (from Scratch)

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Jenni James

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@foodchickie

I absolutely love Onion Dip, and finding one that is made of fresh ingredients is a bonus I wasn't expecting.

I found Alton Brown's recipe for Onion dip from scratch and made it immediately, although it was good it had an egg aftertaste.
(Probably from organic Canola mayo.)

With this recipe I have omitted the Mayonnaise (egg aftertaste resolved! Plus less calories too!)

To balance the sour cream I use Neufchatel Cheese, together they give a luxurious mouthfeel and the onion flavor shines.

Try it out next time you make dip and you will be pleasantly surprised-- I am, every time!

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Rating:

★★★★☆ 13 votes

Comments:
Serves:
a mob, gaggle or gang
Prep:
6 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    white onions
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil (optional)
  • 1 pinch
    kosher salt (optional)
  • 16 oz
    container of light sour cream
  • 8 oz
    neufchatel cheese (reduced fat cream cheese)
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt (necessary)
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper (black is an ok substitute but will obviously give the dip black specks)
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder

How to Make Foodchickie's Favorite Onion Dip (from Scratch)

Step-by-Step

  1. Peel and cut to medium dice 1 or 2 onions* to fill two cups.

    Set Neufchatel Cheese out to soften.

    *Choose your favorite onion, I have tried white only and another time white with a small amount of green onions. I am experimenting with all of the onions and combinations. I will post comments on the results of the experiments I like.
  2. Heat Olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
    (if using a nonstick pan omit oil)

    Cook onion with a pinch of kosher salt until they get a very well-done golden brown, stir constantly.

    The longer you take the better the results, high temperatures will burn the onion and scald the oil, so keep burner around 7 (medium to medium high).

    Let onion cool.
  3. While the onion is cooling.

    Place light sour cream and Neufchatel cheese in medium bowl and mix with electric beaters until mostly smooth. (I have always had several small lumps of cream cheese left but they blend in as you stir in the other ingredients by hand.)

    Add 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt and 1/2 teaspoon each of white pepper and garlic powder.

    Combine thoroughly.
  4. When the browned onions are completely cooled, add them to sour cream and cheese mixture and combine completely with a spoon or spatula.

    Cover tightly and refrigerate to let the flavors set for 4 to 6 hours; overnight is even better. YUM! :D


    As you know the longer flavors sit the better.

    Serve with your favorite vehicle for onion dip. No chips? A spoon works! :D

    Enjoy, I hope you like this as much as I do!
    Keep cooking and Plate it Up!

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About Foodchickie's Favorite Onion Dip (from Scratch)

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy




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