Sunday, January 18, 2009

From Scratch- French Onion Dip

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My friends and I love to get together and have potlucks. It helps ease the pressure off the hosts and you get to try different dishes. PLUS, I have amazing friends who always make their recipes gluten free if possible. Last night we were heading over to my friend Amy’s new house and I was charged with bringing an appetizer.

I love French Onion Dip. I usually just go for Dean’s French Onion Dip, but since I was off work yesterday I thought I would try to make my own. I’m so glad I did! It is so much creamier than store bought premade. The onion is rich with the perfect amount of salt. It was a big hit at the potluck and so simple to make.

You’ll need:

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

4 cups chopped yellow onion

3/4 tsp. salt

1 3/4 cups mushroom broth

2 tsp. onion powder

2 tbsp. white vinegar

1 cup reduced-fat sour cream

1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt (I used Fage so it would be creamier)

Start by heating your oil and chopping your onion. I ended up using 2 large onions to get to 4 cups. Add the onions to the hot oil and the salt, cook on medium-high heat and stir occasionally until it begins to brown. (10 minutes) Add the broth and scrape up any of the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Let the liquid simmer until it is almost evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the onions are deep golden brown, 7 minutes. Stir in onion powder, then stir in vinegar and cook until evaporated, 5 minutes max. Remove from the heat and let cool for 20 minutes.

Combine the sour cream and yogurt in a medium bowl. Add in the onion mixture. Cool dip in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, so the flavors can meld.

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Make sure you read the ingredients listing on your mushroom broth carefully; broths can often have gluten.

Everyone loved the dip! It serves great with chips and veggies. It would also be AWESOME on a steak sandwich.

Last night was a ton of fun! I played poker for the first time! It was easier than I thought! My best gal Jessi and I were both new to the game, so they made us a cheat sheet of what the different hands can be. We both had beginner’s luck!

Countdown to NYC!! 3 more days!!


Meg said...

What a great dip! Will have to make this for my husband!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Could you leave out the sour cream and only do 100% yogurt?

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Marlow said...

Meg- Can you have Tofutti sour cream?

Nate-n-Annie- You could use just yogurt! I would recommend using Greek yogurt so it would be thick. Don't you just love Foodbuzz? And I love your site!

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Anonymous said...

When I recently emailed deans they informed me that there is gluten in their French onion dip. Something to do with the onion seasoning. Also I had quite a reaction to it.

Anonymous said...

Update. As of Dec 2012 Dean's dip IS GLUTEN FREE. According to the package label, contains soy and milk. Read the label to make sure it has not changed.