Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! I’m hoping my favorite team (Go Patriots!) make it all the way this year, but no matter which teams earn their spot in the big game, my friends and I are getting together to watch the excitement. To celebrate the occasion, I’m planning to prepare a big batch of a game-day classic: onion dip. Except, instead of using the standard packets of dehydrated onion mix you can find at the store, I’ve decided to make it all from scratch. The secret? Caramelized onions.
Caramelized onions aren’t hard to prepare, but they can be time consuming, so it’s best to have them cooking on a burner while you’re near the kitchen so you can give them a stir every five or ten minutes. Once they’re good and caramelized, you’ll end up with a sweet and nutty flavor that serves to intensify the final product. And trust me, the flavor you end up with is worth the effort.
Caramelized Onion Dip
• 3 tablespoons butter
• 3 large onions, thinly sliced
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
• ½ teaspoon black pepper
• 1 cup sour cream
• ½ cup mayonnaise
• ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, and add the butter. When the butter has melted, add the onion slices and sprinkle with salt. Toss the onions until they’re evenly coated. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow the mixture to cook for another 30-40 minutes, stirring every five minutes or so, until caramelized and golden brown.
Mix in the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper, and cook for another five minutes. Transfer onions to a food processor and add the sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Pulse until mixture has attained desired consistency. Transfer mixture to small wide-mouth jars and refrigerate until ready to serve. Goes great with plain potato chips. Optional: garnish with green onions or a few reserved slices of caramelized onion.
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.
This recipe is famous amongst my friends so I decided to package up some extra jars for guests to take home. I used blue and red (Go Patriots!) colored tags and labels in the style Metropolitan.
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