Whether or not we entertain on game day, I usually make snacks. In fact, I keep a list of appetizers and finger foods on a handwritten list near the stove (in a pile of papers that includes the grocery list, new recipes and other important notes). A variety of food that's utensil optional makes for easy noshing couchside. It's a favorite way to spend a chilly fall afternoon.
With a sour cream and mayo base, this dip is rich. For a lighter version, replace all or part of the sour cream with Greek yogurt/light mayo and serve with vegetable dippers instead of chips. It's best made a day in advance as the the flavor intensifies as it sits in the refrigerator overnight.
|Don't be put off by the large pile of onions - they'll cook down.|
|Occasionally stir to prevent burning. These need to cook longer.|
|The onions are finished when they've cooked down and deep golden brown.|
|The house smells great!! Let the mixture cool to room temp and coarsely chop.|
|Combine onions with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate overnight.|
|Serve with your favorite chips or vegetables.|
Caramelized Onion Dip
Adapted from Foodnetwork.com
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Vidalia onions, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings
2 large shallots, sliced into 1/8-inch-thick rings
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Potato chips, for serving
In a large saute pan, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and caramelized. Add the shallots and saute for 8 to 10 more minutes, until the onions and shallots are dark brown. Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes, then chop the onion mixture into 1/4-inch pieces. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
In a bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, celery salt, Worcestershire sauce and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Fold in the onion mixture. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight. Serve with potato chips.