Classic Sour Cream and Onion Dip

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If you are for illustration maine I americium judge you person made aliases eaten plentifulness of sour pick and bulb dips that are made pinch bulb crockery operation aliases flavoring packets.  Now those tin beryllium good, but this dip is GREAT! The only problem is that it is sooo bully I ever person to make a double batch because we eat it truthful quickly.

completed classical sour pick and bulb dip pinch cucumbers

Sour Cream and Onion Dip

This look really allows nan 2 main ingredients of sour pick and nan rich, caramelized saccharine onions to shine, and nan consequence is an highly cravable dip.

I highly urge making this 1 nan time before, arsenic giving nan flavors much clip to create and meld makes a large difference.  You tin besides adhd a spoon of bulb powder aliases a tablespoonful of dehydrated bulb if you want moreover much flavor.  

Ingredients successful Sour Cream and Onion Dip

Although you tin usage immoderate onions for this look I urge Vidalia Onions.  They are bully and saccharine and still springiness bully spirit to nan dip.  Standard yellowish aliases achromatic onions besides activity well.  After making this a fewer times I person had nosy substituting minced shallots aliases scallions (or greenish onions) aliases 1 cup of nan onions arsenic ways to move things up.  If you usage scallions abstracted nan achromatic bottoms and reserve nan greenish tops.  Use nan bottoms arsenic a substitute for immoderate of nan onions and navigator pinch nan onions.  Then thinly portion nan greenish tops and operation them successful correct earlier serving aliases usage arsenic a garnish.  The greenish scallion tops will springiness nan dip a small other caller bulb footwear and immoderate bully color.

ingredients successful classical sour pick and bulb dip including sugar, salt, garlic, oil, lemon, bulb and sour cream

Oil: I urge utilizing a neutral lipid pinch a reasonably precocious fume point.  Canola oil, grapeseed oil, peanut lipid aliases sunflower seed lipid each activity great.  You tin usage oliva lipid but it will adhd immoderate flavor.  If you for illustration to navigator pinch butter, make judge it is clarified food otherwise, nan beverage solids will pain while caramelizing nan onions.

Sweet Onion: I unrecorded successful Atlanta, Georgia truthful Vidalia is each I ever usage and what I recommend.  You tin usage immoderate saccharine onions aliases yellowish onions.

Salt: This helps nan onions caramelize and besides brings retired nan spirit successful nan dish

Sugar: This helps springiness you a small elasticity if your onions are not arsenic saccharine aliases do not caramelize arsenic much

Garlic: Garlic is often near retired of sour pick and bulb dip recipes but it does adhd a bully small spot of other flavor

Sour Cream: This look is designed to beryllium made pinch 1 2 cup (16oz) instrumentality of sour pick truthful location are nary leftovers.  

Lemon: A small spot of citrus juice helps brighten nan crockery and heighten each nan flavors.  After nan crockery sits overnight, nan citrus spirit dissipates, but nan wide dip spirit is overmuch amended owed to nan citrus juice.  If you do not person caller lemons to juice, store-bought citrus juice will besides work.

How to Make Sour Cream and Onion Dip

The instrumentality to this look is getting a really bully caramelization connected nan onions truthful they person immoderate bully darker brownish bits but are not burnt.

caramelized onions for sour pick and bulb dipThe onions should beryllium nicely browned, but not burnt.  They are almost done
beautifully caramelized onions being mixed together pinch sour creamBeautifully caramelized onions
  1.  Mince, finely chop nan onions truthful that they are minced
  2.  Heat lipid successful a mean skillet complete medium-high power until warm
  3.  Saute nan onions pinch nan brackish and sweetener complete medium-high power for 10 minutes, stirring each fewer minutes truthful that they brownish nicely but do not burn
  4.  Chop nan garlic
  5.  Saute nan ail pinch nan onions for different 2 minutes truthful nan onions are brownish and nan ail is soft and not burnt
  6.  Strain disconnected excess lipid (let cool and prevention nan lipid successful your fridge successful an airtight instrumentality to usage nan adjacent clip you are sauteing vegetables aliases chicken).
  7.  Stir, successful a mean mixing vessel operation nan onions and ail into nan sour pick and citrus juice. Mix successful a small bulb powder aliases dehydrated bulb if desired
  8.  Cover and store overnight successful nan fridge truthful nan flavors tin meld and develop
fully mixed sour pick and bulb dip, fresh to beryllium served

Recipe for Sour Cream and Onion Dip


Classic Sour Cream and Onion Dip

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 cups

1/4 cup lipid (canola aliases different neutral oil)

1 ample bulb (sweet Vidalia is my favorite), minced, astir 2.5 cups

1 spoon salt

1/2 spoon sugar

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 cup sour cream

1 lemon, juiced aliases 1 Tablespoon citrus juice

Optional: 1 Tablespoon of dehydrated bulb aliases 1 spoon of bulb powder

Cook Mode Prevent your surface from going dark


  • Author: Anthony Vipond
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Category: Dip

Keywords: Sour Cream and Onion Dip

finished sour pick and bulb dip fresh to enjoy

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