Homemade Onion Dip


To dip or not to dip? Not even a question — you should always dip, especially when It’s homemade onion dip. Our friends at Deli Desires serve this carmelized onion dip with their irresistible latkes, but it will elevate even a humble bowl of potato chips to star status on any buffet table.

While opening a packet and stirring it into sour cream might be the easiest route, taking the extra 30 minutes to cook your own onions and mix them into a mixture of cream cheese and sour cream will make your happy hour spread top notch.

If you can’t find chives, thinly snipped scallion greens will make a dandy garnish.

Caramelized Onion Dip

Recipe courtesy Deli Desires

2 tablespoons canola oil

3 large yellow onions, small dice

2 large shallots, small dice

pinch coarse salt

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature

1 1/2 cups sour cream

Chives for garnish

In a large pot, heat the oil. Add the onions and shallots and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until deeply caramelized, about 30 minutes. Add salt and cook for 3 more minutes. Pour Worcestershire into pot and scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and top with hot onion mixture. Let cool slightly and then whisk in sour cream. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and Worcestershire. Refrigerate before serving. Garnish with chives, we prefer lots!

Serve homemade onion dip with potato chips.

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