Monday, June 25, 2012

Pan Fried Onion Dip

This is a healthier version of the traditional onion dip.  This dip was a big hit with our family.

1 tsp canola oil
3 cups roughly chopped or sliced onions
1 tsp brown sugar
3 TBS light tub-style cream cheese
3 TBS light mayonnaise
1 cup light sour cream
1 tsp dried minced onion
3/4 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Pita Chips

Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  Stir in the onions, lower the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  (To quick start your onions, cook them in a microwave for 5 minutes first.)

Stir in the brown sugar and continue to cook for another 7-10 minutes, stirring periodically, until onions are deep golden brown.  Remove from heat.

In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese and mayonnaise.  Add the sour cream and then the remaining ingredients, including the warm caramelized onions.

Serve immediately.  Or, refrigerator for 30 minutes to meld flavors and serve as a cool dip.  Serve with pita chips.

Makes 10 servings

Source:  Eat More of What You Love - Marlene Koch


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