I'm not much of a football fan, but I do enjoy a good Super Bowl party, and can be counted on to bring awesome snacks and rock my lone football jersey (purchased at a thrift store for 50 cents)! This year we are having my sister and her fiancé over to snack out with us. Among the assortment of tasty treats is one of my favorite concoctions - a riff on traditional sour cream and onion dip. This is truly the stuff of dreams - the crème fraîche adds an extra mellow richness, and the caramelized onions bring crazy flavor. Whip up a batch for your next party! It takes a little longer than your usual powdered mix, but is so worth it.
- 1 cup sweet onion, quartered and thinly sliced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup crème fraîche
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
- 1 scallion, chopped (green part only)
- salt & pepper
Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add olive oil to the pan and swirl around. Add the onions, and cook slowly, stirring occasionally. You want them to slowly get golden brown - it should take about 30-40 minutes. They should cook low and slow, so if you see them browning too fast, turn down the heat. Once they have become a light golden color, about 15-20 minutes in, add the garlic. Continue to stir. When the onions are a rich golden brown color and reduced, take off of the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together the crème fraîche, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Add the cooled onions, thyme, and scallion. Give a generous twist of fresh pepper and a pinch of salt. Stir everything together. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to let the onion flavor mix in.