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🧅 Claire's Five-Onion Dip

Claire's Five-Onion Dip

⏲ Total Time
60 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🧅 1 white onion
  • 🧅 1 red onion
  • 🧅 1 sweet onion
  • 🧄 2 shallot
  • 🛢 0.5 cup vegetable oil
  • 🧂 1 Tbsp salt
  • 🍚 1 cup sour cream
  • 🥚 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 🍶 0.5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 🧂 0.25 tsp white pepper

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 large pan
  • 1 bowl

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Chop white onion, red onion, and sweet onion into 1/4 inch pieces, and slice the shallot into thin rings. Separate the dark green part from the rest of the scallions and set aside, then thinly slice the white and light green portion. Add all onions except the dark green scallions to a large pan with the vegetable oil, and season with the salt. Stir, then set over medium-low heat.

Step 2

Once the onions begin to sweat and soften, lower the heat as low as it will go and cook until they caramelize and reduce into a jammy, dark brown mass, at least 1 hour. Scrape into a bowl and let cool completely. (I usually cook the onions the night before I want dip so they can cool completely in the fridge.)

Step 3

Mix the onions with sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and white pepper, taste (with a chip), and adjust salt and pepper if needed. You can even add a pinch of MSG if you like, but this is one dip that frankly does not need it, as the mixture of onions is packed with tons of deep umami. Garnish with the thinly sliced portion of the green onion (or crunchy fried onions, or fried garlic) and consume with your favorite potato chip.

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