Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Onion Dip

I made this dip well over a year ago but Adam - my dear, picky little eater - remembered how much he liked it and asked for the recipe last night to go with his bag of chips. Together we made this smooth, creamy & decadent dip - way, WAY better than the dip from the dried onion soup mix.

The recipe is from this book: Everyday Celebrations. It's a great compilation with complete menus for dinner parties.

So we're making the dip and go for the bag of chips and here Arielle polished off the bag without us knowing! Adam had to make a run to the grocery store at 9:30pm for chips but it was well worth the effort! It's 11am and I am counting down the minutes until noon when I can go eat some chips and dip (well I could eat it now, but I would feel too indulgent! haha).

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 yellow onions, coarsely chopped (I used a mini food processor)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash of hot sauce

In a medium saute pan, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer onions to a bowl and let cool.
In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, mayo and lemon juice. Add the onions and mix well. Season with salt and peper and hot sauce. Refrigerate until chilled but overnight is best to allow flavors to mix.

Cooking the onions. I actually let them cook for longer than 20 minutes - until they are slightly caramelized.

Ready to dig in!!

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