French onion dip is rich, satisfying and surprisingly easy to make.
“We originally ran the French onion dip as a special that was paired with crispy puffed beef tendon, but this dish is a fresh spin on a classic and a must-have at all your holiday parties,” says Evans.
French Onion Dip by chef Hunter Evans of Elvie’s Restaurant (Cody McCain, Elvie’s Restaurant)
French Onion Dip by chef Hunter Evans of Elvie’s Restaurant
Makes 8-10 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
2 tbsp. oil, for sautéing
1 yellow onion, chopped finely
1 red onion, chopped finely
4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
6 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
2 small shallots, chopped finely
2 cups sour cream
¾ cup finely chopped chives
2 tbsp. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Salt and fresh cracked pepper
1. In a skillet add the oil on medium heat, add onions and caramelize until brown (about 30-40 minutes).
2. Add the garlic and thyme. Sauté another 3 minutes.
3. Turn the heat off and add shallots. Mix well and set aside to cool.
4. In a bowl add onion mixture, chives, sour cream and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Let the dip chill together for at least 30 minutes.