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caramelized onion dip

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Marsha Gardner
Florala, AL

One of our favorite dips for tailgating. Served with either a good potato chip (my favorite is Cape Cod) or cracker.

(1 rating)
yield 10 serving(s)

Ingredients For caramelized onion dip

  • 1 tsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 4 md
    onions, halved and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 8 oz
    sour cream
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • sturdy potato chips and/or crackers
  • sliced green onions for garnish
  • 3-4 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled for garnish (optional)

How To Make caramelized onion dip

  • 1
    In a large skillet hear butter and oil over medium heat until butter is melted. Add onions, salt and sugar. Reduce her to medium-low; cook for 40-50 minutes or until onions are deep golden brown and caramelized, stirring occasionally. Transfer 1/3 cup of the onions to a small airtight container; cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
  • 2
    Stir cayenne pepper and garlic into onions remaining in skillet. Cook for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat. Cool slightly and coarsely chop.
  • 3
    In a large bowl use a potato masher to combine sour cream, softened cream cheese, and mayonnaise. Stir in onion-garlic mixture. Transfer to an air-tight container and cover. Chill for at least 4 hours and up to 3 days.
  • 4
    Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Top sour cream mixture with the 1/3 cup caramelized onions. If desired, garnish with sliced green onions and bacon crumbles if desired.

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