Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Caramelized Onion Dip

I thought long and hard about what recipe should be shared first.  I wanted something simple but remarkable.  Caramelized Onion Dip is just that.  It’s easy and impressive and the onions do all the work.  Be sure to cook them low and slow until they are amber brown.  This thorough caramelization will give you the most flavor and the best dip.  Make this dip several hours ahead of time so the flavors can marry.


1 large onion, finely diced
1/2 C. mayonnaise
1/2 C. sour cream
1 t. paprika
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Salt & pepper

Sauté the onion in 1 T olive oil or butter on very low heat until the onions are an amber brown.  This thorough caramelization will give you the most flavor and the best dip.  Remove onion from heat and allow to cool.  Mix together, mayonnaise, sour cream, paprika and cayenne.  Add the onions and mix to thoroughly combine.  Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate.  Serve with plain kettle chips or crackers.  

***Thank you for the feedback on the cayenne - I normally make this recipe on the spicy side, but it can be a bit overwhelming.  Season to taste.  

1 comment:

  1. You really did start with the best, my friend! :-)

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