I am all for French Onion Dip made from the Lipton’s packet. It is the best. It is classic.
But there are times when you really should treat yourself to something really great, and, in this case, I made the most incredible homemade French Onion Dip ever.
Like I said, the packet is great, but this homemade version just blows it out of the water. The 2 types of onions – vidalia and shallots- give it layers and layers of flavor. And once you caramelize them you really make them extra tasty and happy.
I have been loving my monthly recipes from the past few years that I have been participating in Secret Recipe Club. There are about a hundred of us that are divided into 4 groups so we can recipes from each other’s blogs every Monday. The general gist of it is that the blog you are assigned is a secret, as well as the recipe that you pick from their recipe archives.
Well, there are a few months every year that have 5 weeks so we have an extra Monday just waiting for a great recipe! The organizer came up with a wonderful idea of having people opt into that extra recipe posting and for having a theme for the recipes.
So for this inaugural extra recipe week I was assigned the blog Culinary Adventures with Camilla with the theme of “Tailgate Foods”. So I quickly began scouring her blog for the perfect food that you would love to eat while cheering on your favorite team make the big play, score a touchdown, and win the game.
I was so freaking excited when I saw this French Onion Dip recipe.It is the perfect tailgate food. The perfect foot to nosh on while watching football (or my favorite- NASCAR!). I just had to make it. And I am so glad that I did!!!
The dip was a big bowl of creamy, dreamy delicious goodness that was basically irresistible. I had to put the dang bowl and bag of chips away- far, far away- so that I could stop shoveling in into my mouth. OMG.
Grab a bag of ruffled potato chips and dig in!!!!
French Onion Dip
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 sweet Vidalia onions, diced
- 2-3 shallots, minced
- freshly ground sea salt and pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Cup sour cream
- 1/2 Cup mayonnaise (I insist on Hellman’s)
- In a saute pan over medium-low heat add oil, heat and add onions, shallots.
- Cook the onions and shallots until they are caramelized, about 20-30 minutes. Stir regularly. Add the salt, pepper, and Worcestershire Sauce.
- Pour into a large bowl and set aside to cool.
- Once cool, add the sour cream and mayonnaise. Mix well, to fully combine. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
Adapted from Culinary Adventures from Camilla
Check out all of the other great bloggers participating in this BONUS Secret Recipe Club post this month. Get ready for some delicious Tailgating Food!!