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Caramelized Onion Dip

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups
  • Cook time: 23 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Stand: 30 Minutes
  • Chill: 30 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium-size yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1 (16-oz.) container sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • Potato chips


1. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until browned and tender. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Remove from heat, and let stand 30 minutes.

2. Stir together onions, sour cream, and chives in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cover and chill 30 minutes or up to 2 days. Serve with potato chips.

Note: Light sour cream may be substituted.


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