This French onion dip is a real winner. All of my friends seem to love it and it is probably the “most requested” at most of my get-togethers. It is totally reminiscent of the old school kind you would get in a plastic tub at the grocery store and eat with a bag of Ruffles potato chips. I know this as this snack used to be one of my mothers’ guilty pleasures. But with only a few ingredients, its a super cheap and easy go-to for cocktail parties, BBQs, or in our case Thanksgiving this year:) It’s best served with thick cut salt and pepper potato chips with ridges and I like to eat it with crudites. I mean listen, its by no means good for you and if you are looking for something that is good for you, you probably should not be eating this. You can cut down on some of the calories by using fat free sour cream and mayo. I don’t think you will really be able to tell the difference. But if you are gonna do the junk food, do the junk food….mmmmmm-kayyyyyyy????
French Onion Dip:
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 large sweet onions, sliced (Vidalia or Hawaiian are best)
- 2 large shallots, sliced
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1+ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1+ teaspoon Worcestershire
- salt and pep to taste
In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add oil and butter. When butter is melted, add onions, salt, and pepper. Saute stirring occasionally until golden brown and caramelized, about 35 minutes. Add shallots and saute for 15 minutes more until onions and shallots are dark brown. Remove from heat and let cool. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, celery salt, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Fold in onion mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour or overnight, prior to serving.
Serve with ridged, salt and pepper, potato chips or crudites, and an ice cold beer. Fo sho, yo pals will love you and it will be your next “most requested” dish!