I love caramelized onions. When I saw this recipe on eat me, delicious, I knew I had to try it (by the way, if you haven't visited Ashley's blog yet, check it out! She's got tons of great recipes). I actually saw this recipe months ago when I was browsing FoodNetwork.com, but never got around to making it. When I saw it on Ashley's blog, I totally got a craving for it.
I did cook the onions longer than indicated in the recipe, based on Ashley's suggestion. I was working with a pretty large onion, so I only used one instead of two. Because my onion was so large, I probably should have cut my onion slices into smaller pieces. I might also dice the onion next time instead of slicing it, just so the dip isn't so stringy. Even though the photos don't look all that appealing (onion dip isn't exactly the most photogenic food), it's so rich, creamy, and delicious! If you're still looking for a great Super Bowl appetizer, consider adding this to your list! :)
I was hoping to feature a few more of my favorite appetizers before the Big Game, but I'm out of time. Other game day recipes you might want to consider:
Tex Mex Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips
Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Baked Zucchini Coins
Sun Dried Tomato Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip aka Crack Dip
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
from The Barefoot Contessa
2 large yellow onions
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup good mayonnaise
Cut the onions in half and then slice them into 1/8-inch thick half-rounds. (You will have about 3 cups of onions.) Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and saute for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized (I cooked mine for 1 hour). Allow the onions to cool.
Cooking the onions (before they have caramelized)
Place the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Add the onions and mix well. Taste for seasonings. Serve at room temperature.
Yield: 2 cups