Pan Fried Onion Dip

LAST UPDATED: Oct 03, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Oct 10, 2011 | By: Julie Blanner
I can’t take credit for this recipe, but I can certainly create an excuse to make it every now and then!  It is one of my favorite appetizers to take upon request because you serve it at room temperature and it can be prepared in advance. I had been making this recipe for a few years before someone said “I love Barefoot Contessa’s Pan Fried Onion Dip recipe.” I was clueless…the recipe had been passed from friend to friend & I didn’t realize where it came from. I compared recipes & this has been slightly adapted, eliminating salt & doubling the amount of cayenne. I love the little kick – it adds a lot of flavor.
Incredible pan fried onion dip recipe with caramelized onions, great for breads, chips and veggies
Incredible pan fried onion dip recipe with caramelized onions, great for breads, chips and veggies

Pan Fried Onion Dip

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Course: Appetizer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • cracked pepper
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Slice & halve onions.
  • Heat oil & butter in large pan on medium heat. Add onions, cayenne, & pepper. Saute for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, stirring occasionally for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Mix cream cheese, sour cream & mayonnaise until smooth. Add onions & mix well.
  • Serve at room temperature with water crackers {my favorite!}, vegetables, and potato chips.
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Incredible pan fried onion dip recipe with caramelized onions, great for breads, chips and veggies
Incredible pan fried onion dip recipe with caramelized onions, great for breads, chips and veggies
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