Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ultimate Caramelized Onion Dip


Oh how time flies! It seems like it was just like yesterday that my dear friend Helen’s son, G-man (as we affectionately call him) was just nine hours old. I remember visiting Helen in the hospital and meeting G-man for the very first time. What an absolutely cute little guy. As the years continued, G-man continually amazed us with his unique and special personality. We often referred to him as a 30 something man in a 3 year old body – he was always mature for his age.



Now let’s propel to last weekend and the celebration of G-man’s 18th birthday. Oh how time flies! It is almost hard to fathom how the years just sail by when you really sit down to think about it. He is off to college next month.

My hubby and I are fortunate enough to be an extension of this amazing family. We were among less than a handful of non-family invited to the birthday soiree. Helen held it at their pool club to simplify everything and catered most everything from Hickory Pit. Oh how I LOVE the dressing for the coleslaw from Hickory Pit.


I strive to be a gracious guest, so I inquired as to how I can help or what I can bring. Helen said she was going for ease with picnic flair. Caramelized onion dip had been on my must make list for quite a while. Who doesn’t love a great dip with crunchy and salty chips? After researching the basic ingredients, I completely created my own version of the Ultimate Caramelized Onion Dip.


When I set it on the picnic table for the guests to enjoy, the dip was never lonely. By the end of the evening, the bowl was scraped clean and folks were just raving about how much they enjoyed it. I knew I had a repeatable hit on my hands. Enjoy!

Ultimate Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onions

3 Large Onions, Peeled, cut in half and sliced ¼ inch thick
4 T. Butter
2 T. Sugar
½ t. Salt
10 Grinds fresh ground pepper

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes over medium heat stirring frequently until the onions are a golden caramel color. Set aside to cool.

Dip

3 ½ C. Sour Cream
½ C. Goat Cheese
2/3 C. Feta
2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
1 ½ t. Garlic powder
2 t. Onion powder
½ t. Salt
10 grinds pepper

In a kitchen aide mixer, add the goat and feta cheese and beat on medium for 2 minutes. Add about ½ c. sour cream and combine well. Beat until smooth. Slowly add the additional sour cream until smooth and fluffy. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and mix. By hand, add the caramelized onions and stir together. Refrigerate and let sit about one hour prior to serving to let the flavors combine. Taste to see if you need to adjust the seasonings.







18 comments:

  1. Lisa,
    I so wish I hadn't read this right before bed, I just may dream about it, lol. Feta and Goat, mmm. I bet everyone loved this dip. Time does go too fast doesn't it. Hope you are having a great week.
    -Gina-

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  2. So I absolutely love french onion dip and I can only imagine how much better this is with all those new twists and turns!! I'm definitely bookmarking this.

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  3. Wow! This has to be the yummiest looking onion dip I have ever seen...and on further investigation of the recipe, it sounds delicious as well! I would never go back to storebought ;)!

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  4. I love onion dip, and your recipe sounds wonderful! Yum! I'm following.

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  5. This sounds amazing! Onion dip is good no matter what, but it doesn't get any better than homemade AND caramelized! I don't think I'd even need the chip...just a spoon please! :)

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  6. I just called my husband to tell him about this recipe. French onion dip is one of his absolute favorite snacks. I'll have to make this one soon! Ah-mazing.

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  7. I just started to browse your blog and I'm already amazed! Thank you for all those delicious recipes you share! Especially in summer I look out for fresh, light and easy to make food. There is a lot of it in here!!
    Consider your blog bookmarked! :-)

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  8. I'm certain my family would love this, the dip bowl is never lonely at our get togethers either!

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  9. Love this kind of dip, looks absolutely delicious. First time to your blog, loved your recipes and the pictures are beautiful. Happy to follow you :)

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  10. This onion dip looks amazing. I love the sophistication the carmelized onions and feta cheese give it. And you're right - time flies. It's a bit scary when you think about how fast our lives speed by us.

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  11. mmm what a great dip..I love the recipe and your photos too! I can see myself overeating on this one:)))

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  12. Lisa - sour cream, goat cheese and feta? YUM! I could shamelessly eat the whole bowl of dip with my fingers. You're right, who doesn't love a great dip with crunchy and salty chips? This will surely be a hit at my next gathering. I might just make this for Hubbs and I this weekend!

    Have a great weekend! ;)

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  13. Hi Lisa, this is the best dip I've ever seen and now it's all I can think about! I'm obsessed with this dip of yours and must recreate it this weekend, it is low calorie isn't it, lol!
    Have a wonderful relaxing weekend and a Happy Friday;-)

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  14. Wow what a combination of ingredients. Best dip ever and it would be a great hit for a my weekend picnic. Thanks for sharing

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  15. I is amazing how quickly they grow! This did is wonderful, and I just love the cheese here :)

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  16. This looks soooo good! I love all of the ingredients so I'll definitely making this dip very soon! Thanks!

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  17. Lisa, thanks for such a wonderful "inspiration recipe" for me! I enjoyed trying your idea for the Secret Recipe Club this month. I'll be trying the other recipes I marked too!

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