I think the expression is bad artists copy, great chefs copycat… or something like that.
Caramelized Onion Dip Inspired By Trader Joe’s…
There comes times in a food blogger’s life when they realize that everything that happened before that one perfect bite was meaningless and everything after is but a pale reflection of that brush with the divine. For me that, that happened the first time I spread Trader Joe’s Caramelized Onion Dip on Trader Joe’s Salt and Black Pepper potato chips.
Okay, that’s probably a bit much, but I do really love their caramelized onion dip. Still, that doesn’t mean I can’t try to make it on my own and, hopefully, make something just as a creamy, sweet and delicious.
You will need:
- 3 tablespoons neutral oil (vegetable oil, avocado oil, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons white pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, pour in the oil and melt the butter
- Add the onion, a healthy pinch of salt and the pepper and garlic
- Sauté the onions for 3 minutes before turning the heat to medium-low and covering
- Cook for twenty minutes or until the onions are very brown and sweet
- Roughly chop the onions into 1/4 inch squares and let them cool
- When the onions are cool, mix all the rest of the ingredients
- Serve immediately with chips or let it sit for an hour so that the flavors can really meld
Pictures from https://pixabay.com/photos/onion-slice-knife-food-ingredient-647525/ and https://pixabay.com/photos/onions-cut-grill-roast-onion-smell-3097053/