How to Make French Onion Chip Dip

The French have a knack for doing great things with onions, and if you like dishes like French onion soup, a French onion dip for chips is bound to be right up your alley. Soft, creamy, and laced with sweet caramelised onions, this dip is a great way to liven up a plain bowl of chips or a plate of vegetable sticks.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: Serves 6 persons

Ingredients:

– 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
– 1 tablespoon butter
– 2 medium onions, quartered lengthwise then very thinly sliced
– 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
– 1 cube beef bouillon
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 teaspoon ground thyme
– 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
– 2 cups sour cream
– 8 ounces cream cheese, softened in microwave for 20 seconds on high
– 2 tablespoons chopped chives, 5 to 6 blades
– A pinch of salt
– Black pepper

Instructions

  • 1

    Start by preparing your onions. Place a medium-sized skillet on the stove over medium-high heat, and pour in the extra-virgin olive oil. Once it gets a little warm, toss in the butter, and allow it to melt into the olive oil.

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  • 2

    Add in the onions and garlic once the oil is hot enough, and cook them over a medium flame until they become soft – this should take around 10 minutes. As they cook, keep stirring them around, so that they cook and brown evenly.

  • 3

    Next, add the beef bouillon cube to the pan, along with half a cup of water. Keep stirring frequently, until the cube melts, and all the flavourings coat the onions evenly – this should take around 3 minutes.

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  • 4

    Season the cooked, softened onions with pepper, thyme, salt, and Worcestershire sauce, and then remove them from the heat. Spread them out on a plate, and set this aside, to allow the onions to cool.

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  • 5

    While the onions are cooling, take a medium-sized bowl, and add in the sour cream and softened cream cheese. Combine the two together, using a rubber spatula to stir gently, until both are mixed together completely.

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  • 6

    Finally, add in the onion mixture, and stir it into the sour cream and cream cheese. Taste the dip, and adjust any seasonings that you feel need a little tweaking. Scoop the dip into a serving bowl, and garnish with chives. Now, you can either cover it with cling film and allow it to chill, or serve it immediately with chips and vegetable sticks.

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