French Onion Dip

Total Time:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
3 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 Vidalia onions, sliced into 1/4-inch rings (about 4 cups)
  • 2 large shallots, sliced into 1/8-inch rings (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Directions

In a large saute pan over low heat, add oil and butter. When butter is melted, add onions and saute stirring occasionally until golden brown and caramelized, about 35 minutes. Add shallots and saute for 15 minutes more until onions and shallots are dark brown. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 to 6 minutes, then chop into 1/4-inch pieces. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, celery salt, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Fold in onion mixture. Chill at least 1 hour or overnight, prior to serving.

Cook's Note: Dip can be pureed until creamy. If too thick, add milk to get desired consistency.


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Very good, I used white onions and green onions to substitute the shallots. Next time I will make a day or two before the game, it's a little time consuming, but well worth it. Thanks Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Around here, this is everyone's favorite dip and is requested often. I make the recipe as is except I dice the onions and the shallots since I use my immersion blender to make the dip smoother. Oh and I also add some garlic when I add the shallots. In fact, I have onions caramelizing right now so I have this dip ready for Christmas parties. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best dip ever! I just added a little garlic to the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night and after letting it sit in the fridge for 4 hours tried some.Found it to be way too strong.I had used Pennsylvania sweet onions, which are vidalias grown locally and may be stronger than the regular vidalias I took about 1/4 cup of the dip and mixed it with 1/4 cup of sour cream and it was much better except it still had a strong taste of worcester sauce. Next time I will omit the worcester sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think there might be a mistake in the recipe where it says to caramelize the onions over med-high heat. I'm pretty sure it should be med-low. Anyway, that's what I did. I really liked this recipe, but it was a little too sweet for my personal tastes. I'll try regular yellow onions next time in lieu of the Vidalias. Thanks, Chef Fieri. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As another reviewer mentioned, the directions for carmelizing the onions is off a little. Medium-high heat will cook the onions too quickly and cause them to burn rather than carmelize. Medium or a little lower is more like it. I also am not a fan of celery salt and substituted another spice instead, and like many reviewers substituted garlic for shallots. The ratios in this recipe, however, are perfect. The texture and thickness is awesome. It is a touch sweet, but that is the nature of carmelized onions, you would be crazy to expect otherwise. I licked the spatula after putting it in the fridge to chill and said "wow!" We ate this with ruffled chip as well as with celery/carrots and it was delicious both ways. item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this for the holidays it was hit will make again for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, I make this every year for the holidays. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip was delicious. I had made it for the Super Bowl and loved it very much. Although I didn't have enough sour cream, I added some greek yogurt instead since that was the closest thing we had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also chopped the onions and carmelized them the usual way. I substituted garlic for the shallots and used beef bullion in place of celery salt. It was very good. This recipie was very easy to make. It is similar to Lipton or any store bought french onion dip, only fresher with a nice Vidalia onion flavor. This recipie is also very forgiving. IF THE ONION FLAVOR TASTES TOO SWEET, ADD MORE SOUR CREAM & WORSTERSHIRE. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's great. I improved it by sauteeing the onions in bacon fat. Then I served it with carrot stix for people who like to pretend they're eating healthy. And Ruffles for us real people. Everyone was happy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this for every BBQ we go to. Everyone always loves it. I personally am not a fan of french onion dip, but will sit down and have some of this one. If your making this recipe for the first time, please remember that because you sautee the onions and shallots for about an hour it is going to make this a VERY sweet dip compared to one from a jar of mix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. Everyone always raves about it and requests I bring it to any get-together! The first time I made it I forgot to add the celery salt but honestly I think I like it better without. I serve it with potato chips and pretzels. Also good on crackers. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best and easiest homemade dip ever. And if you don't have shallots, don't worry, it's fine without them. I used olive oil instead of canola, red onions instead of vidalias---and if you sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar at the end of the caramelization of the onions, it's all good! Oh, and a coupla dashes of red pepper flakes never hurt! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome and very very easy! It tasted so much better than the stuff out of the jar/bottle. It will be a staple at our house for the big game (aka Superbowl) or anything else requiring dip. I might add some hotsauce next time, but I am a bit of a spice guy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe! We made it for the Super Bowl and it was a hit! We didn't have shallots, and it didn't seem to matter. We'll never buy store bought onion dip again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I too made this for the Super Bowl, and it was very good. My only recommendation is to chop the onions first, then cook / caramelize them, rather than cutting them into rings, cooking them and trying to chop them again. This makes a good spread for sandwiches, can be used on a baked potato. There are many uses for this dip! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for superbowl last night omg, everyone loved it they couldn't get their chips out of the bowl. If you like onion dip this is the recipe for you.... make sure you chill it the recipe turns into a masterpiece. I will never by store bought onion dip again. Thanks Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the superbowl. My wife loves onion dip(out of the package) and once she tasted this she said no more packaged dip. I did have to make two substitutions and I didn't have the shallots, but it turned out great. I used soy sauce and yellow onions instead of Worstishire & vadallia. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was great! I cut the recipe in half, and it made plenty. The flavors really come together after it sits overnight. Good right after I made it, delicious the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Beats anything you can buy at the supermarket or make from a box. Have made a couple of times now and is always a big hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG, I just went to the fridge with a pretzel to taste this dip. Let me tell you, it's delicious!!! I am making home made potato chips for the game and this is just what they need!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my son's birthday party and people were going nuts over it! I tasted it right after it was made and it tasted like the stuff out of the packet. I even considered adding some spices and onions, but I'm glad I didn't. After refrigerating overnight, it had an amazing flavor. It definitely had a little zip that the store bought doesn't have. I gave it 4 stars because I did make a couple of changes based on the reviews. I added a bit of balsamic vinegar and subbed 1 cup of Greek yogurt for 1 cup of the sour cream. Very tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For all the work you have to do to make this dip, the overall flavor wasn't all that. It was a very average dip and I would much rather go and buy the pre-made french onion dip. Don't make this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My hubby doesn't even like onions and he loves this dip. I puree it to make it smooth (plus has the added benefit that I don't need to chop the onions too finely). Really easy, it just take time to get those onions all brown and carmalized. Perfect game day food :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. I made a lot of modifications, so my final product is probably very different than Guy's. I used yellow onion instead of Vidalia so that it wasn't quite as sweet. I added 2 garlic cloves grated on a micro-plane grater. I added 1/2 tablespoon of Better Than Bouillon beef base and eliminated the Worcestershire. I added 1/2 teaspoon of Balsamic vinegar. I cut down the mayo to 1/2 cup. I also used a high quality full fat organic sour cream though I don't know if it made a difference - it's just what had in the fridge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent dip! For some reason I had a hard time caramelizing the onions per his directions, so I had to toss that batch and ended up just chopping the onions and caramelizing them over low heat. It was a hit at the party and I am making it again this weekend for another party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe to serve at a bbq a few weeks ago. It was not a big hit! The dip had a sweet flavor to it. I am an experienced cook and followed the recipe exactly the way it was printed. Sorry Guy, we didn't like it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I pretty much followed the recipe except I added in a little balsamic vinegar when I sauteed the onions and shallots. I also subbed out half the sour cream for some greek yogurt like I do in all the dips I make. It turned out absolutely delicious and everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this dip..as was mentioned way better then the lipton dips or the one you can buy next to the sourcream. I added raw scallions to it when I was done and mixed them in..was a perfect touch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this dip because I was sick of the same old same old lipton onion dip. It was a bit of work, but well worth it. Probably could have used less mayo, but all in all a keeper :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love onion dip but hate the powdered stuff, this however - WOW - it seriously is that good. Anyone thinking of trying it - DO IT!! You will not regret it in the least. I bring this anywhere I go & it's always a huge hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Based on other reviews, I finely chopped the onions to begin with rather than cutting them up after they were cooked. The dip came out great and everyone at the superbowl party kept saying t"hat it was the best dip they've ever had. I served the dip in a chex mix "super bowl". Adorable! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dip yesterday in anticipation for today's superbowl party. I used a fat free sour cream and my husband picked out a full fat mayonnaise. Once it was done and before refrigerating, I was a little worried that the mayonnaise taste would overpower the whole dip, but after taking it out of the fridge today and mixing it up a little, I'm extremely pleased and it's delicious!!!! Excellent dip and I'm glad I let it chill overnight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried many onion dip recipes and this one is easy and tastes Great! I added a little thyme (my favorite herb) It doesn?t need to be made a day in advance to taste good, just a few hours. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dip and was skeptical. It was out of this world. I continue to make for all occasions. The test is going to be the super bowl tomorrow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry, I usually love Guy's recipes, but this was disappointing at best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
GREAT dip! And tastes even better when you make it a day or two in advance! Only thing I would change is to season the onions when you saute them (not too much though). item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's addictive -- you cannot stop eating this dip and you will never buy store bought onion dip again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is off the hook! We'll never, ever, ever go back to the 'other' stuff! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip is wonderful! The flavor seems to get better the longer it lasts, but it won't last long. We love it and will make it every time dip is called for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip is sooo good! It's best the next day so wait, if you can! Tastes different than the dry mix, it's somuch better! Well worth the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I doubled the recipe for a large picnic...so recipe took almost 2 hours to make....and boy way it worth it! Everyone loved the dip! It was good when first made the night before....but was much better the next day. We used Texas Sweet 100's as opposed to vidalia onions because that is the sweet onion we always keep around.... did not find the recipe too sweet as another reviewer mentioned. This recipe has now replaced all our other favorite did recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dip for the first time about a month ago, and I think I have made it 4 times after that it' that good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Dip is great and it hasnt even been sitting in the fridge for the hour Guy tells you...i just couldnt wait. I pulled up the llid and put my finger in (Yes just my finger)....OMG It is Amazing. Yes it does tast diff. from lipton onion soup mix but a great diff. I will always make this as long as i have the time. I hope my baseball upms love this tomorrow. I do already. Thanks GUY item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will NEVER buy a dip from the store again, this dip is so good. Very easy to make, well woth the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG - this dip is da bomb! It's true - you will never buy store dip again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, although I'd cut back on the salt a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was assigned appetizers for a family get-together. I love Guy's recipes, so decided to try this. Absolutely fabulous!!! Everyone loved it. Very easy to make. I only had six hours of chill time, but it was enough. Next time I make it, though, I'll do it the day before to really get the flavors well blended. Try it - it is a guaranteed hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I almost didn't try this one because of the time involved. Then I had family coming for an impromptu dinner and needed a good appetizer while waiting for the grill. I frantically searched FN magazine and saw I had everything needed for this recipe. Am I glad I tried it! Everyone loved it! Because I made a big batch, there actually was a little left over, and yes, it is even better as it sits. I love Guy's recipes. They often have that extra little kick that sends them over the top, sometimes heat, sometimes flavor, or both. And most of the time, they are ones that are practical for me to make---i.e., my family likes them! And besides, it's just plain fun to watch Guy cook! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for family and friends, and it disappeared in minutes. A bit time consuming, but you will never buy dip at the store again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is time consuming but it is worth it. I would make it the night ahead. Best french onion dip, everyone in my family loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for superbowl, everyone loved it. The leftovers kept improving in the fridge. I will always make it the day before i want to serve it as the flavors really have a chance to marry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and would recommend just using a regular yellow onions. I made this the night before Superbowl because I wanted the flavors to blend. I tasted the next morning and it was so sweet! Plus, all I tasted was the worstischire sauce. I ended up adding a package of onion soup mix and it took some of the sweetness away. I ended up taking it to the party and everyone did rave about it - which was weird to me. Maybe it was just me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love French Onion Dip and this is the best I've had. It was easy to make and everyone raved about it. Another winner from Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is absolutely awesome. Well worth the effort. The longer it sits the better it gets. Definitely make the day before. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this dip. So I changed it a bit to make it a little healthier. I replaced the sour cream with fat free greek yogurt and cut the mayo to half a cup then added garlic. Great job Guy!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fantastic. It is worth the effort, I received so many compliments and requests fior the recipe. Forget your soup mix -- you have to try this soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love having chips and dip and have tried all sorts of recipes. This is the best so far for French Onion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this for a party and it turned out great. Even though it is a little time consuming, it is well worth it. Much better than store bought. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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