When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

Tomorrow’s Birthday forecast:  cloudy with 100% chance of carmelized onion dip. Showers of compliments to follow. VIP guests moving in overnight. 😉

You put that hand up on that chip…When I dip, you dip, we dip. Dive into this easy-to-make, delicious, carmelized onion dip from Ina Garten. When VIP visitors demand VIP snacks, you can always count on this recipe.

Pan-Fried Onion Dip

Recipe Courtesy of Ina Garten

  • 2 large yellow onions
  • 4 T unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. good mayonnaise (Duke’s)
  1. Cut the onions in half and then slice them into 1/8-inch thick half-rounds.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and saute for 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized. Allow the onions to cool.
  4. Place the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until smooth.
  5. Add the onions and mix well. Taste for seasonings.
  6. Serve at room temperature.


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