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I want to make the perfect caramelized onion dip, however

I'm clear that the best onion dip flavors come from caramelized onions. Check! What always throws me off is the ratio of sour cream to cream cheese? Mayo? It seems when I add cream cheese my potato chips break. One of my favorite recipes has mayo as an ingredient, but I'm not sure. What I'm really asking is - what are your favorite ratios of sour cream, cream cheese, and mayo that create the perfect vehicle for oniony goodness on a chip? I allow myself this treat once a year. Any assistance my fellow Food52 crew may provide is much appreciated. Thank you!

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asked almost 3 years ago
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added almost 3 years ago

After they're caramelized, give them a few quick pulses in the food processor to break them up. I would lose the mayo and sub in some Greek Yoghurt, unless you have some good (raw) milk and eggs to make your own mayo. I absolutely love this dip, but to get it to be "dippable" there needs to be at least twice as much sour cream and mayo/yoghurt to cream cheese. Get some really substantial chips, too. Like Cape Cod brand, or better yet... get out the kettle and some oil and some potatoes. But that's just crazy talk. Or is it?

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SKK
added almost 3 years ago

This recipe is for the best onion dip I have ever had. And it is fool proof.
http://food52.com/recipes...

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Trena Heinrich

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added almost 3 years ago

SKK - that dip looks amazing. I usually buy the ruffled Lay's so I don't have to worry about the chips breaking. I think I'll take your suggestion and give this one a try. Thanks SKK and Michael!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added almost 3 years ago

I like Barefoot Contessa's version. It has cream cheese, sour cream and mayo and its whizzed in the food processor with the onions that are pan fried until caramelizes.

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Trena Heinrich

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added almost 3 years ago

Thanks sexyLAMBCHOPx! That recipe looks delicious. I tend to like mayo in my recipe because I think it makes the texture better. Her ratio of mayo, sour cream, and cream cheese looks like it would be really nice. Thanks for the tip!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added almost 3 years ago

Your welcome, Trena. I've made it so many times and its delicious. Perfect for sturdy potato chips!