Thursday, February 25, 2010

Caramelized Onion Dip

Here's a quick and easy recipe that provides a nice alternative to the packaged dip for your summer pool parties! I made a small little batch that is good for 2 people, but this can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.

Caramelized Onion Dip
  • little more than 1/4 cup finely chopped onions (or more if you'd like!)
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon miracle whip or mayo
  • 6-8 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder (or less, adjust to your liking)
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic salt
  • TINY pinch white pepper . . . I'm talking very teeny tiny, or none at all!
Add your onions to a stainless steel (or non-stick) sauce pan with a small amount of olive oil. Cook onions low and slow until caramelized. I used a 1/4 tablespoon of unsalted butter to de-glaze my pan. Let your onions cool, then add the remaining ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Warning! Add the tiniest pinch ever of white pepper, or leave it out if you don't want it spicy. White pepper adds a ton of heat to whatever you're cooking, and it's a nice flavor in the dip but you don't want it to become a horseradish type flavor. Stir well to combine, and chill until fully cooled and ready to serve. Stir again before mixing.  

Once again, I feel like I cant stress this enough: SMALL tiny pinch white pepper. I absentmindedly added a dash while the onions were cooking and my mouth was burning when I ate this (which you can probably tell by the picture). Ouch! Best served with pretzels or potato chips, like Lays.


Anonymous said...

Mmmm this looks good!

(always)alanna said...

ohmygoshhh that looks delicious- definitely going to try this!
adore your blog! cant wait to stop by again soon!

Jen said...

this dip sounds absolutely delicious! yum :)

SWF_Terra said...

Um yeah, hi? Mouth watering. It's embarrassing.