This caramelized onion dip is a total crowd pleaser! Serve with chips, pita or bagel crisps, or on sandwiches and burgers. YUM.
- 3 medium size yellow onions
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 teaspoons each salt and sugar
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 12 ounces sour cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- fresh parsley to taste
- soy sauce (!!) or Worcestershire to taste
- Prep: Peel the onions and slice them very thinly. I find it helpful to use a mandoline for this.
- Sauté: Heat the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, sprinkle with salt and sugar, and saute for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Pour a little bit of wine in and let it sizzle out. Stir, add wine, sizzle, etc. After about 30 minutes, your onions should be deeply golden brown and fragrant.
- Mix: Transfer onions to a cutting board and chop coarsely into small pieces – or just use a kitchen scissors and snip them up right in the pan. Mix the cream cheese and sour cream. Mix in the onions and a handful of fresh parsley. Taste and season – if you want just a little sumthin sumthin extra, add a small splash (like, a tablespoon or less) of soy sauce and/or Worcestershire. This just gives it a little depth and umami flavor.
I also like this with a mayo base, so sometimes I’ll swap half of the sour cream or cream cheese for an equal amount of mayo.
I used Sauvignon Blanc for the wine, but water works fine, too. You just want to keep the onions from getting overly dried and browned and the liquid helps them stay juicy and caramely.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 45 mins
- Category: Dip
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: caramelized onion dip, onion dip, party onion dip