With summer here, so are the parties. Whether it’s a backyard barbeque, family brunch or a nice evening meal with friends, I’m finding myself in the kitchen preparing and bringing a homemade dish. If I’m not asked to bring a dessert, than I’m asked to bring an appetizer. My good friend, who admits she is not a seasoned chef, introduced me to her go-to-appetizer, homemade onion dip. It’s easy to prepare, ingredients are either ready in your kitchen or easy to pick up at the grocery store. And of course, it’s easy to eat!!!
I took her basic recipe and kicked it up a few notches. This is not the Lipton Onion Soup Mix Dip I grew up with!
Instead of just cooking the onions until soft, I cook them slowly until they are caramelized. This requires patience and can take 30 minutes to an hour. Watch them change from their raw white color to a sweet golden-brown. I also add a bit of beer and cook until most of it is soaked in.
After everything cools, mix it with cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise. Serve with chips or veggies and watch your friends and family go nuts! Great warm or cold, and everyone will think you are the Top Chef!