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French Onion Dip

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5 from 2 reviews

Homemade French onion dip is a classic comfort food that combines the rich flavors of caramelized onions with the creamy flavorful base of sour cream and cream cheese. This irresistible dip is an ideal party or snack-time companion, perfect for dipping your favorite salty potato chips, crispy crackers, or crunchy vegetables.

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups petite diced sweet onion (about 1 large onion)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons sliced chives + more for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Add 2 cups petite diced sweet onion along with 1/2 a teaspoon of Kosher salt.
  3. Cook, stirring every few minutes, for about 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook for another 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until the onions have caramelized to your liking. Allow the onions to brown and stick to the bottom of the pan without burning. If they get too dry, add a splash or two of water so the onions don't burn. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Add 3/4 cup sour cream, 4 oz. room temperature cream cheese, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, and a large pinch of Kosher salt to a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Alternatively, you can use an electric mixer to combine everything as well.
  6. Transfer creamy mixture to a large bowl and add caramelized onions and 2 tablespoons sliced chives. Mix until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  7. Garnish with sliced chives, serve with Ruffles potato chips, and enjoy!
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Notes

  • Make sure the onions are uniformly diced. I like to finely dice them into pieces that are quite small so that they caramelize almost into a paste and blend really beautifully with the sour cream and cream cheese. You can also cut them into normal-sized dice if you want a more chunky texture throughout the dip. Just be sure all the onions are cut about the same size so that they caramelize evenly in the pan.
  • Keep the onions in an even layer as much as possible while you're caramelizing onion. This will ensure that they cook evenly.
  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature. This will make it much easier to blend the cream cheese and sour cream and get a super creamy consistency. Set it out on the counter for 1-2 hours before mixing. I also find that cutting it into smaller pieces when it's still cold also makes it come to room temp more quickly.
  • Use clean kitchen shears to cut your chives. It's so much easier than chopping them and you'll get the perfect clean cut. 

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