Sunday, March 8, 2015

Amy Thielen's Fried Onion Dip

I may have mentioned this several times before but my new favorite Food Network Chef is Amy Thielen, she has a show named Heartland Table.
I may be biased because she is from my state.  But I can relate to her cooking it's old school, like your Grandma made, well at least my Grandma.

The other day we had a sunny day with temperatures in the upper 30's after a long winter in Minnesota you think that is warm, I just saw a girl at the store today in flip flops and it's only in the 40's !  That's a bit nuts if you ask me!

So I thought lets have a summer meal.  And along with this summer meal I made Amy's Fried Onion Dip.  It was just what we needed to break this winter spell we have been under for to long.

This is what you will need:
4 tablespoons salted butter
1 medium sweet onion, cut into rings
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup vermouth or dry white wine
1/4 cup (2oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
A dash of cayenne pepper

*I did a couple things different only because I didn't have certain ingredients.
I used no salt butter (I always use this)
A large onion
Red wine
And because I am a cheese freak I used 8oz of cream cheese, honestly that might have been a bit to much!

How to make to Onion Dip:
Start by melting your butter
Slice your onions into 1/2 inch rings
cook that for 10 minutes with the salt and pepper, your going to want that to darken well, almost to a burt point, don't you just love smelling onion cooking in butter!?
Add your honey and garlic cook for a minute, now add your wine.
Continue cooking for about 4 minutes
Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool a bit, once cooled chop your onions.
Add the onions to a bowl, next your cream cheese and sour cream mix this well
Stir in the cayenne pepper and top with chives.

Chill and enjoy!

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