Pan-Fried Onion Dip

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"From Ina Garten- Good basic recipe for all kinds of dips."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (63.6 g)
  • Calories 159.2
  • Total Fat - 14.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6 g
  • Cholesterol - 26.4 mg
  • Sodium - 313.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 1.8 g
  • Protein - 1.6 g
  • Calcium - 31.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Cut the onions in half and then slice them into 1/8-inch thick half-rounds.

Step 2

(You will have about 3 cups of onions.) Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.

Step 3

Add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and saute for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized.

Step 5

Allow the onions to cool.

Step 6

Place the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until smooth.

Step 7

Add the onions and mix well.

Step 8

Taste for seasonings.

Step 9

Serve at room temperature.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This was the star on our table! So delicious! We like our onions caramelized to a dark brown and once the dip was made and allowed to sit for a few hours, the flavour was amazingly awesome! This morning it is going on toast with poached eggs on top. I can't wait! Thanks Pia! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(1 Jan 2017)