Caramelized Onion and Cheese Dip

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Unlike the grand production of past years’ New Year’s Eve celebrations, this year’s was quite…simple.  Coming from our holiday n Aklan, I was too tired to prepare my usual fare here in Manila. Plus,  The Hubby was quite sick. Good thing I was still able to cook a few comfort dishes, particularly my Caramelized Onion Dip. I promised two years ago that I would share the recipe with you.  So here it is, finally. You can use chorizo or bacon (this time, I used bacon).  Serve this with toasted French bread or crackers.

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Caramelized Onion and Cheese Dip

*recipe adapted from Coastal Living
Ingredients:
  • 6 bacon strips
  • 2 white onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup shredded regular cheese
  • ½ cup Quick Melt (or Gruyere or Mozarella, if your budget allows)
  • ½  cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonaise
  • salt and ground white pepper to taste
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet until crispy. Drain excess oil on paper towel. Chop or crumble.
  3. Using the leftover bacon fat, cook onions. Add sugar and cook over medium-high heat until the onions turn golden brown.  Be careful not to burn the onions. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. In a bowl, mix together sour cream and mayo. Add the chopped bacon, cheese, and  onion mixture. Mix together well and transfer to baking dishes. I used my Spanish cazuelas which I got free from cheese that I bought in Spain last year. 🙂
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown on top.

adoseofsimple_Onion Dip4You can freeze the leftover and throw in the oven for eating later. I promise this will be a hit!  Enjoy!

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Food for Thought:

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.

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