Bacon French Onion Dip
August 30 2020
Confession: I've never been a lover of onion dip. I think it might be that I don't love sour cream and with most of those store-bought dips, you taste full-on sour cream! But, I was intrigued by this recipe. And, I'm so glad I was because this dip is fantastic!
It is loaded with caramelized onions and shallots, and I mean loaded! Almost 3 pounds worth! But, don't let that frighten you off...every bite of this dip is other-worldly (is that even a word??). Ok, it's out of this world!!!
In each bite, in addition to the onions & shallots, you're getting crunchy bacon, chives, and everything-bagel spice. Don't you love that everything-bagel spice with it's toasted garlic, onions, sesame seeds & salt??
And, add a really good potato chip to the entire mouthful, and you can do the happy dance!
Give yourself plenty of time to caramelize the onions and shallots...you really want these bad boys to be sweet and rich! Add in white wine and a little champagne vinegar, and these will pop!
Be sure your bacon gets nice and crisp. That way, you'll have more texture in each bite.
Makes: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 pounds large yellow onions, thinly sliced
3 large shallots, thinly sliced
4 sprigs thyme
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
1 cup white wine
2 tbsps champagne vinegar
2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives, plus 2 tbsps for garnish
4 strips cooked bacon, chopped
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
Juice of one lemon
In a large skillet over medium-high, heat oil. Add onions, shallots and thyme sprigs; season with salt and pepper. Sauté 10–15 minutes or until starting to caramelize. Reduce heat to medium; cook 35 minutes or until golden brown and caramelized. Discard thyme sprigs.
Pour wine and vinegar into pan, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom. Cook, stirring occasionally 15 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Scrape mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet, spreading in even layer. Cool.
Transfer onion mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in sour cream, ½ cup chives, yogurt, bacon and juice. Season with salt and everything seasoning. Garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons chives. Serve with potato chips.
Recipe by Gaby Dalkin