Day 5: Homemade Sour Cream & Onion Dip

18 Dec

I’m here today with another easy but impressive appetizer idea for the holidays (Or any time of year! This would be perfect for a Superbowl party).  This chip dip recipe is from Everyday Food magazine, and it blows the store-bought kind out of the water.  So impress your party guests with this homemade version.

Homemade Sour Cream and Onion Chip Dip (recipe from Everyday Food)

Time: 20 min + 1 hour to chill, Yield: 2 cups

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Vidalia or sweet onions (1 lb), finely diced (*see tutorial below to learn how to chop an onion like a chef)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream (I only had regular on hand – oops! now it’s extra delicious)
  • 2 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature (makes it easier to mix)
  • 1.5 teaspoons white wine vinegar (I only had red wine and rice wine on hand so I used half of each)
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives (cut them with kitchen shears to make it super easy)
  • Potato chips (I like kettle chips or some other sturdy chip for this dip.  Colorful vegetable chips would be great too)

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and golden brown (about 15 min).  Let cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheeses, vinegar, chives, a little more salt and pepper, and the onions.  Chill the dip about an hour before serving with potato chips.

The dip can keep in the refrigerator for 2 days – so make it ahead or keep it on hand during the holidays!

*How to chop an onion like a chef (also discussed in my post here)

1. Cut off the stem of the onion.  Leave the root end intact.  Cut in half and peel.

2.  Slice the onion into thin strips length-wise (while holding the  onion – I didn’t have enough hands to photograph too)3. Slice horizontally twice.  This step can come before or after the previous one (usually I do this first but it’s up to you)

4.  Chop the onion moving towards the root end – it will result in a nice, uniform dice every time. (Please excuse my weird looking hand and blurry picture).  If that was clear as mud, and you really want to learn, here’s a helpful video.

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One Response to “Day 5: Homemade Sour Cream & Onion Dip”

  1. Lindsay December 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    Mmm… I hope you are making this next weekend… or for New Year’s Eve!

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