Snackies. I know silly name, but you know exactly what I am referring to (I bet you even call them that yourself...)! Snacks are life, as my sisters and I say. I can make a meal out of little scrumptious bites!
One of my favorite things to do is make an assortment of "snackies", grab a nice cocktail, and put on one of my favorite shows/movies with the ones I love. I would do this all the time with my mom when I was a young adult still living at home, and now with my husband in our own home. This tradition shall never cease.
Myself, Dad, and sister Savannah have one guilty snack we love, and it drives my Mom CRAZY! We LOVE French onion dip! Yes, the sour cream and dry packet mix onion dip with ruffly chips! My mom thinks that dip is atrocious. We plea with her every time how good it is... she's. not. buying. You may be thinking the same thing as my Mom, how can you eat that stuff? There are certain things you grow up eating, and they become a memory with every taste leaving you with those warm fuzzy feelings each time you enjoy. My Dad would sometimes make this dip on an afternoon off, and I have fond memories of those days spent with family.
Well, today I am here to share with you the French onion dip that everyone can agree on (this is my mom's absolute favorite)! This dip is incredible. The secret to the decadence is the sweet caramelized onions. YUM. This dip is worth the wait too. It won't take 30 seconds like the packet dip, but man you will be craving this on a regular basis, and you won't mind the extra work. So, grab your favorite bag of chips, beverage of choice, all your favorite people, and ENJOY!
Caramelized Onion Dip
1 large yellow onion, sliced thin
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vegetable/canola oil
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Pinch of cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
½ teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of garlic powder
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1. Heat a sauté pan with butter and oil on medium high. Once butter has melted, throw in all of the sliced onions. Turn heat down to medium low, and continue cooking for 12-15 minutes or until tender and nicely caramelized. Add in brown sugar and allow to melt and cook into onions for 30 seconds more.
2. Remove onions from the pan and place in a bowl. Add cayenne, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cream cheese, sour cream and mayo to the onions. Mix until well incorporated. Adjust seasonings to your liking.
3. Allow dip to chill for a couple hours, and then serve with your favorite chips!