Sure, you can rip open a pouch of dried onion soup mix and dump it into a pint of sour cream...IF YOU DON'T LOVE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Or, you can lovingly make it from scratch and keep your party guests safe from the many possible adverse reactions caused by MSG (including, but not limited to: nausea/vomiting, irritable bowel, stomach cramps, twitching, disorientation, diarrhea, hyperactivity, slurred speech, tongue swelling and so much more). My friends have displayed at least 80% of these side effects (a conservative estimate) during most of my parties, only I was ignorant and assumed it was because they were totally schnockered. If only I'd realized it was the onion dip (my apartment would have been so much easier to clean up the next morning).
ONION DIP FROM SCRATCH
Yield: about 3 cups
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups diced onions
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (try adding a little onion powder too)
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1. In a saute pan over medium heat add oil, heat and add onions and salt. Cook the onions until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
2. Mix the rest of the ingredients, and then add the cooled onions. Refrigerate and stir again before serving.
barely adapted from Alton Brown
|diced onion in pan|
|mixing onion, sour cream and mayo|
|onion dip on a potato chip |
(Notice how the dip is surrounded by crisp, healthy
vegetables and I still managed to find a potato chip.)
|ingredients from a box of Lipton onion soup mix |
(Ask yourself, is it worth it?)