The theme for "What can I eat that's gluten Free?" this week is appetizers. I don't typically make many appetizers. However, occasions always arise that warrant an easy pre-meal snack. I first made this dip around Thanksgiving and Christmas last year to enjoy while all the other food was being prepared. I love the simplicity of this caramelized onion dip and the flavor is incredible.
Caramelized Onion Dip:
1 medium to large onion
1 tablespoon butter or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon dried sage or 1 finely chopped fresh sage leaf
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepperBegin by slicing the onion thin and then quarter the slices. Heat butter or oil in a saute pan over medium-low heat. Add onions and sage. Cover the pan and cook for 20-30 minutes stirring about every 10 minutes. The idea is to slowly caramelize the onions, don't allow them really sizzle and saute.
The onions will begin turning a caramel brown and they will become translucent.
Allow the onions to cool. Mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Add the onions and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. The flavors really come together after resting for a couple hours. This can also be made the day before. Grab some chips, dip, and relax. Enjoy!!!