Monday, June 15, 2015

French Onion Dip

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A slightly beefy, very oniony, sour cream dip perfect for snacking.  Dad will love it.  It makes a great gameday snack too.


French Onion Dip:  A slightly beefy, very oniony, sour cream dip perfect for snacking.  Dad will love it.  It makes a great gameday snack too.



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I thought this would be a great recipe to re-post for Father's Day.  I remember my dad frequently having French Onion Dip in the refrigerator when I was growing up.  I know my sisters and I loved the dip too, but we rarely got to eat it.  It was Daddy's special treat and we were not supposed to eat it.  I don't think we were ever told specifically not to but when I remember eating it, it was always with a sneaky guilty feeling and not getting to eat much.  Nothing ever lasts long with 6 people in the house and my dad can sit and snack like a champ so maybe that's why I don't remember getting much chance to eat any dip.  All I know for sure is that my dad really likes French Onion Dip with ruffled potato chips.  Understandably, this dip makes me think of my day and I think he will enjoy it as much as I do.

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French Onion Dip:  A slightly beefy, very oniony, sour cream dip perfect for snacking.  Dad will love it.  It makes a great gameday snack too.

Now that I'm an adult I don't have 5 other people to share it with, just my husband (my dad probably thinks the same thing now that all of his kids are grown up it's only him and Mom).  It's probably not the healthiest, but it makes a wonderful treat. If you want to try and lighten this dip, it tastes great substituting (plain, nonfat) Greek yogurt for the sour cream.  It's not exactly the same, but it's close enough that it's hard to tell the difference.  You could easily make the substitution without telling anyone and I don't think they'll even notice.

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French Onion Dip:  A slightly beefy, very oniony, sour cream dip perfect for snacking.  Dad will love it.  It makes a great gameday snack too.

French Onion Dip

Cook time:  10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound(16oz) sour cream or try non-fat plain Greek yogurt for a lighter dip
1 tsp Better Than Bullion Beef Base (you could probably use a bullion cube just crush it into powder first)
1/4-1/2 cup dried minced onions
few dashes Worcestershire sauce

French Onion Dip:  A slightly beefy, very oniony, sour cream dip perfect for snacking.  Dad will love it.  It makes a great gameday snack too.

In a large frying pan, over medium heat, cook the onion and garlic until soft and translucent.  Set aside to cool.

In a food processor, fitted with the chopper blade, add the sour cream, bullion, dried onion, Worcestershire, and the cooled onion/garlic mixture.

Turn on the food processor and chop/mix until ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Remove the dip to a seal-able container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Makes about 3-4 cups of dip (plenty for a gathering or for two to snack on all week maybe).  Serve with plain ripple potato chips or if you must it would be good with vegetables too (that's just so disappointing).

Enjoy.  Happy Father's Day.

French Onion Dip:  A slightly beefy, very oniony, sour cream dip perfect for snacking.  Dad will love it.  It makes a great gameday snack too.



Other dips Dad might like
(you can lighten all of these by using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream):


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4 comments:

  1. Thrifty Frugal MomJune 18, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Oh this sounds yummy! Never thought of adding bouillon to dip.

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  2. Thanks, Thrifty Mom. My reasoning was that I wanted it to taste more like french onion soup so the bullion adds that extra beefiness. It's great.

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  3. I love a good onion dip - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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