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Caramelized Onion Dip

January 28, 2011 • 6 Comments

In the video above, see Amanda make Adriene's deliciously retro Caramelized Onion Dip, one of the finalists competing for Super Bowl glory in our contest for Your Best Dip.

This week's videos were shot and edited by our buddy Drew Lavyne, the founder/director of Six Minute Stories and the producer of the super helpful Teach Me Sushi iPhone app -- and the new Teach Me Sushi Expert app (glimpses of both below).

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almost 2 years ago DymondBlue

I've tried the "ice cube method" of caramlizing onions and whilst they do indeed *look* deep golden & beauiful, I believe nothing but time over slow, low heat truly allows the sugars to develope... and isn't taste the real goal here?

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almost 2 years ago DymondBlue

I've tried the "ice cube method" of caramlizing onions and whilst they do indeed *look* deep golden & beauiful, I believe nothing but time over slow, low heat truly allows the sugars to develope... and isn't taste the real goal here?

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over 2 years ago Rhonda35

I love your comment about being healthy and dipping things into sour cream!! :-)

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over 3 years ago ryanm

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt has also come up with a way to shave off quite a bit of time. It's on Serious Eats from a week or so ago (also a recipe for caramelized onion dip). Essentially he uses a little baking soda, higher heat, and also deglazes with a bit of water whenever necessary--similar to Mr_Vittles's suggestion of ice cubes. And if, as Amanda suggests, counting calories with dip is a silly endeavor, so, too, is taking any more time to cook the onions than necessary.

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over 3 years ago Mr_Vittles

I have found that by using high heat and adding a couple cubes of ice when ever the onions look dry, I can caramelize onions in about 15 minutes. A heavy pan does not hurt either.

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over 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Interesting -- I've never tried that. Thanks for the tip.