When I’m in the mood for junk food, my go-to will forever and always be Dean’s French Onion Dip and Ruffle’s Potato Chips (well, and French Fries, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Watermelons and Flaming Hot Cheetos). But when I’m specifically craving that salty crunch, I know I’ve got to get my hands on chips and dip stat.
I like to think of my recipe for Caramelized French Onion Dip with Homemade Kettle Cooked Chips as an elevated version, if you will, of my go-to snack. Since it’s homemade french onion dip, I say it’s a perfectly acceptable appetizer to serve at your next party. Come Fall, I know I’ll be dishing out this winning kettle cooked chips and homemade dip combo all football season long (along with tailgate-worthy drinks of course).
Also known as the perfect tailgating snack in my household, it keeps guests happy even if there’s a fumble on the play. And if there’s ever any left over (doubtful), you can rest assured that I’ll finish up the dip and kettle cooked chips in my pajamas in bed. Enjoy! Truly, MKR
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 Vidalia onions, sliced
- 2 large shallots, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup chopped chives, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 tablespoon Williams Sonoma Garlic & Herb French Fry Seasoning
- 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
- Potato chips, for serving
- In a dutch oven or large saute pan heat the olive oil and butter until melted.
- Add the onions, shallots and garlic and saute, stirring occasionally for 20-25 minutes, or until caramelized.
- Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Once cool, chop mixture up and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and white pepper. Add caramelized onion mixture and mix fully.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes (I prefer to let it sit overnight). Garnish with chives and serve with potato chips.