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Fried Onion Dip Recipe – The Perfect Dip For Two!

This Fried Onion Dip is a delicious and easy to prepare appetizer that makes the perfect amount for two people. By combining just a few simple ingredients this dip is full of incredible flavor.

Not only is this dip incredibly tasty, but it’s also a breeze to whip up in your own kitchen. However one of the best things about this Fried Onion Dip is how versatile it can be.

You can serve it with potato chips for movie night. Or you can create this mouthwatering appetizer to serve with crackers or vegetables for your next couples game night event.

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And it couldn’t be easier to make thanks to the combination of cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise in this recipe. These ingredients blend together to create a creamy, rich base that complements the sweet caramelized onions beautifully.

With this recipe, you can say goodbye to store-bought onion dips and hello to a homemade version that’s packed with flavor. Plus, it’s sized just right for two, making it an ideal choice for a small gathering.

No more wasting leftovers or eating too much dip out of the container so it doesn’t go to waste. Instead you will have the perfect amount for two!

Whether you’re enjoying a movie night or looking for something to snack on outside while you barbecue, this dip is the perfect choice for any occasion.

What Type of Onion To Use

When making this Fried Onion Dip, choosing the right type of onion can make all the difference in the flavor. A large yellow onion works best for this recipe, as it has the perfect balance of sweetness and sharpness that pairs well with the other ingredients.

However yellow onions also caramelize beautifully, creating a rich flavor that takes this dip to the next level. Of course, you could also choose a white or sweet Vidalia onion if that is what you have on hand.

The Keys To Caramelizing Onions

Caramelizing onions is an essential step in creating a this Fried Onion Dip. Just like when you make French Onion Chicken to achieve perfectly caramelized onions, start by cooking them over medium heat with butter and oil until they soften.

sliced onion
Although it is best to use a yellow onion, you can also choose to use a white or sweet Vidalia onion in your recipe.

Then, reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for an additional 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The onions should turn a deep golden brown color, with their natural sugars developing a rich, sweet taste.

What you want to avoid is cooking the onions at too high of a temperature. They need to be cooked low and slow so that the sugars in the onion can caramelize, creating that delicious and unique flavor.

Assembling The Dip

When assembling the Fried Onion Dip, there are a few crucial steps to ensure the best results.

First, make sure the caramelized onions have cooled completely before adding them to the mixture.This will prevent the dip from becoming too thin.

Additionally, use room temperature cream cheese so that it can blend smoothly when mixed with the other ingredients. Then when you go to add the caramelized onions, you can either fold them in the dip or mix them with a hand mixer.

Although if you do use a hand mixer, be sure to scrape the bottom edge of the beaters as some of the onions may tangle around the edges.

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The key to getting the onions to caramelize is to cook them low and slow.

How & What To Serve With Fried Onion Dip

Fried Onion Dip is best served at room temperature, allowing the flavors to meld and the dip to have the perfect consistency. If you aren’t going to eat it right away, be sure to cover and place it in the refrigerator.

When it comes to what to serve with the dip, you have plenty of options! Some great choices include chips, toasted baguettes, crackers, or an array of vegetable slices such as carrots, celery, and bell peppers.

Feel free to get creative and pair the dip with your favorite items!

How To Store

Proper storage is essential for maintaining the freshness and flavor of your Fried Onion Dip. If you plan to serve the dip later, simply cover and store it in the refrigerator.

When you’re ready to enjoy it, allow the dip to come to room temperature before serving. This will ensure the best taste and texture when being served.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to indulge in this fantastic Fried Onion Dip for Two. It’s the perfect appetizer for any occasion, whether you’re enjoying a relaxing evening with your loved one or sharing a tasty treat with a dear friend.

The straightforward ingredients and easy-to-follow steps make this delectable dip a must-try recipe. The delightful combination of caramelized onions, cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise creates a smooth and creamy texture that pairs wonderfully with an array of dippers, from chips and crackers to fresh veggies.

caramelized onions
Once the onions are brown and caramelized, remove them from the skillet and allow them to cool completely.

Fried Onion Dip Recipe

*A printable recipe card is located at the bottom of this article which contains the specific measurements, temperatures and cook times. However, continue reading below to learn about more helpful tips about this specific recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

INSTRUCTIONS

To make Fried Onion Dip start by preparing the onion. Cut the onion in half, and then slice each half into 1/8 inch slices. You can also use a mandoline slicer to make slicing the onion even easier.

Then place a medium sauté pan on medium heat and add the butter and oil. Once the butter melts and the oil is hot add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and sauté for 7-8 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the onions are browned and caramelized. Remove the onions from the pan and allow them to cool completely.

In a medium size mixing bowl add the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Beat until smooth. Then add the onions and mix until well incorporated.

mixing fried onion dip
If you use a hand mixer to mix in the onions be sure to scrape the bottom of the beaters so you don’t miss any delicious onions!

Serve at room temperature. If you are serving it later, cover and store in the refrigerator. Then bring it to room temperature before serving.

The taste is simply amazing! Go ahead and treat yourself by trying this incredible Fried Onion Dip with chips, crackers, toasted baguettes or veggie slices.

Enjoy! Mary

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Fried Onion Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

How to make a delicious Homemade Fried Onion dip with just a few simple ingredients. Serve it with chips, crackers, toasted baguettes or veggie slices for the perfect appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Cut the onion in half, and then slice them into 1/8 inch slices.
  2. Place a medium sauté pan on medium heat and add the butter and oil. Once the butter melts and the oil is hot add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and sauté for 8-10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for an additional 20 minutes, until the onions are browned and caramelized. Remove the onions from the pan and allow them to cool completely.
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl add the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Beat until smooth. Then add the onions and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Serve at room temperature. If you are serving it later, cover and store in the refrigerator. Then bring it to room temperature for serving.

Notes

Serve with chips, toasted baguette slices, crackers, or with sliced vegetables.

Recipe provided by iCookfortwo.com

Nutrition Information
Yield 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 297Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 44mgSodium 295mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 2g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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