Caramelized Onions, cayenne and black peppers, butter, mayonnaise, sour cream and cream cheese combine to make a slightly spicy, creamy, savory totally tonguegasmic dip that really and truly tastes just like that fried onion blossom that you dip in that slightly spicy creamy dip, you get in restaurants.
This dip is one of the appetizers that I served when Sarah and her family came for dinner, it’s equally delicious with salty potato chips or crisp cold sliced veggies.
Cut 2 medium yellow onions in half and slice into half moon rings
Melt 1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) of butter (mmmmmmmmmmm butter 😉 it really makes everything better) in a skillet
Once the butter is melted add in the onions and seasonings
cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the onions are all caramelized and soft and your kitchen smells like a little piece of heaven. Remove the onions from the heat source and allow them to cool a bit.
When the onions are cool, mix the sour cream mixture with 1/2 to 3/4 of the onions (this depends on your onion-y lovin’ palate) and then top with a few more for the pretty factor.
This dip should be served at room temperature and made just prior to serving.
Perfect for game day parties!
- 2 medium yellow onions
- ½ stick (4 Tbsp butter)
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper (freshly ground, if possible)
- ½ C Sour Cream
- ½ C mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
- ½ block (4 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
- Cut the onions in half and then slice each half into half moons, about ⅛″ thick
- Heat the butter in a large skillet (cast iron if you’re lucky) over medium heat
- When the butter is melted; toss in the onions and seasonings and saute for about 10 minutes.
- Lower the heat to medium-low and saute, stirring occasionally for about 20 more minutes, or until the onions are soft and caramelized and your kitchen smells like a little slice of buttery, onion-y, spicy heaven.
- remove the onions from the heat source and allow to cool.
- Beat cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream together until smooth.
- Add in ½ to ¾ of the onions and mix well.
- Put in a pretty serving bowl (not a white one, learn from my aesthetic presentation fail) and top with a handful of the pretty caramelized onion goodness.
- Serve at room temperature
* If you want to add some crunch to that first bite… top with some fried onion strings
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