Friday, January 13, 2012

O is for: Onion Dip {a Tailgate Special}

I know what you're thinking...onion dip is NOT healthy. And you would be right. BUT....technically I made this pre-New Year's Resolution, AND I made it with all low-fat ingredients.

Also, if when I mention French Onion Dip, your mind immediately thinks of a powdered soup of some sort, let me tell you that this includes none of that. This has real caramelized onions, and it tastes fabulous. The extra step doesn't take too long, and it's totally worth it.

I hear people tell me all the time how much they enjoy my blog, but follow it up to say they could never make any of my recipes. Nonsense! You can totally make this (and lots of other recipes)...just give it a try! And there's no better time than the 49ers first playoff game in what's seemed like a bajillion years. Go 49ers!

(**UPDATE 1/1/13: Most of the Authentic Eats links on the website seem to be broken, so I'm posting the original recipe here).


To do this, chop up some onion and garlic (I used a mix of yellow and green onions). Heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat until butter melts. Add yellow onions, garlic, white/pale green portions of the green onions, and a pinch of Kosher salt. Cook three minutes until everything is softened.


Add a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to medium and cook until onions are browned and caramelized, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in half of the green onion tops and cook one minute more. Remove from heat and cool.

While onions are cooking, combine sour cream, cream cheese, Lemonaise, white pepper, and seasoning salt in a medium bowl. (If you want a smoother dip, use an immersion blender to whip everything together). Add onion mixture and stir well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (overnight at a minimum to allow flavors to develop).



Taste test and add additional seasoning if needed. Garnish with remaining green onion tops and serve with kettle potato chips or crudites.
French Onion dip

by Jaymee Sire
Keywords: snack appetizer onion sour cream dip

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced and green parts separated from white/pale green
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (a couple dashes)
  • 1 1/2 cups light sour cream
  • 2 ounces light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Lemonaise Light (or regular light mayo)
  • pinch white pepper
  • pinch of seasoning salt (or Kosher salt if you don't have any) click here for an easy homemade recipe
  • thick cut kettle cooked potato chips (Lays makes a "natural" line now that's pretty tasty)
  • crudites (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat until butter melts. Add yellow onions, garlic, white/pale green portions of the green onions, and a pinch of Kosher salt. Cook three minutes until everything is softened. Add a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to medium and cook until onions are browned and caramelized, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in half of the green onion tops and cook one minute more. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. While onions are cooking, combine sour cream, cream cheese, Lemonaise, white pepper, and seasoning salt in a medium bowl. (If you want a smoother dip, use an immersion blender to whip everything together).
  3. Add onion mixture and stir well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (overnight at a minimum to allow flavors to develop). Taste test and add additional seasoning if needed. Garnish with remaining green onion tops and serve with kettle potato chips or crudites.
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  2. Great job. If I may give one small suggestion. Show the carmelized onions so the audience knows what that looks like. Other than that....outstanding job!

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    1. Thanks Tom! I think we showed it initially, but we had to cut the piece down from 8 minutes to 4. Good thing to keep in mind though!

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