I was skeptical about making my own onion dip because, and don't laugh, I actually really like that stuff they sell at convenience stores. I know, I'm disgusting. But I'm thinking a lot of you secretly like it too because those little containers fly off the shelves. It's okay to admit it, it's kind of liberating. Anyway like I said, I was skeptical but gave it a go because let's face it, that other dip is not only terrible for you, it makes you feel that way too. Hold on to your hats now folks because this onion dip is so much better than your convenience store special! I'm sure you're all gasping in shock, right?
Obviously the best way to enjoy this dip is with potato chips or crackers but go ahead and make yourself a vegetable platter as well because chances are you're going to eat the whole batch in one sitting. At least if you have the veggies, you won't feel so guilty.
RECIPE slightly adapted from Alton Brown and the Food Network:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups diced onions
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tsp sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
In a saute pan over medium heat add oil, heat and add onions and salt. Cook the onions until they are caramelized, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Mix the rest of the ingredients, and then add the cooled onions. Refrigerate overnight. Stir again before serving.