Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Pan Fried Onion Dip

We had a wonderful Christmas. I still can't believe how fast it came and went. We're still in holiday mode though, enjoying the season as much as we can. It's hard to believe we're almost in 2016. 

We always stay at my sister's house on New Year's Eve. We eat pizza and snacks, play games (Cards Against Humanity), karaoke,  laugh and try to stay up late enough to watch the ball drop. It's so much fun ringing in the new year with the people I love the most. 

One of the snacks we'll be enjoying is Ina's pan fried onion dip. It's my sister's favorite, so I always make it for New Year's Eve.  It's a thick dip, so you'll need to serve it with chips that can stand up to it - I usually go with kettle chips. 

Pan Fried Onion Dip
Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa

2 Large Yellow Onions
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter*
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil*
1 Teaspoon salt
½ Teaspoon pepper
½ Teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 oz. Cream Cheese (room temperature)
½ cup Sour Cream
½ cup Mayonnaise

Heat butter & vegetable oil over medium heat in large skillet. Cut onions into half rings (you will have about 3 cups of onion). Add to skillet, add salt & pepper. Sauté 10 minutes; reduce to low heat & cook 20 minutes, stirring often, until onions are caramelized. Once caramelized, drain on paper towels. Mix cream cheese, mayo & sour cream until smooth. Add onions. Add more salt & black pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

*The original recipe calls for 4 Tablespoons of both butter & oil but 2-3 Tablespoons of each works just fine for me.  

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