Caramelized Onion Dip

Marsha Gardner


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


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1 tsp
butter, unsalted
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
4 medium
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


  • 1In 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.
  • 2Stir cayenne pepper and garlic into onions remaining in skillet. Cook for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat. Cool slightly and coarsely chop.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4Let 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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