French Onion Dip

With the Super Bowl around the corner, one of the staples in my house is French Onion dip… the sweet and creamy taste of caramelized onions paired with salty chips just adds to the fun of a football Sunday!  While I have bought the stuff in a jar many times, the homemade stuff really isn’t hard at all!  Just takes a little time and attention.  Once it’s completed, it is SO GOOD.  Your guests will be quite pleased!  Also, it is great to make a day ahead… the longer it sits, the better it gets!


Ingredients

1 ½ cup Yellow Onion (chopped)

1 cup Sour Cream

1 cup Mayonnaise

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1 tsp Salt

¼ tsp Black Pepper

½ tsp Garlic Powder


In a large sauce pan or skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add in the onion and 1/2 tsp of salt.  This helps the onions sweat.  I’ve mentioned it before, but the key to caramelized onion is low and slow.  Cook the onions until they are golden brown.  This will take about 20-25 minutes.  Make sure to periodically stir them, and make sure they don’t burn (you may need to turn the heat down a bit).  Once they are caramelized, set them aside and let cool.  In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, other 1/2 tsp of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Combine well with a whisk, then stir in the onions once cooled (it is important they are at least room temperature or it will mess up the mixture – remember, mayo is made with eggs and we don’t want it to scramble!) Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving – I like to make this the day before serving because it is easier and tastes better!  Serve with Fritos or Lays chips – enjoy!

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