Just like peanut butter and jelly, or macaroni and cheese, sour cream and onion is a classic flavor combo that I just can’t get enough of! This Tillamook Sour Cream and onion dip recipe is incredible because the onions are caramelized before they’re added to the sour cream, giving the dip a sweet, smoky flavor. Dipper options include: raw veggies, crackers, potato chips and spoons!
Sour Cream and Onion Dip Recipe
Yield: 1 cup
2 medium sized yellow onions, diced
2 tablespoons Tillamook Unsalted Butter
¹⁄₂ teaspoon sugar
freshly ground black pepper to taste
¹⁄₂ cup Tillamook Sour Cream
salt and pepper to taste
4 scallions* or a bunch of chives, thinly sliced (to yield about ¹⁄₄ cup)
¹⁄₂ teaspoon (or more) freshly squeezed lemon juice
1. In a large sauté pan, melt the Tillamook Butter over medium heat. Add the onions, season with a pinch of salt and cover the pan. Cook covered for about 15 minutes.
2. Remove the cover, and increase the heat slightly. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure the onions are not sticking. Sprinkle the sugar overtop and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, stirring more frequently now, until the onions have turned a nice deep brown. Pour in the vinegar, turn off the heat, and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon or spatula to remove any browned bits. Take pan off the heat and transfer onions to a large bowl to cool.
3. This mixture should yield about 1 heaping cup of onions. When the onions have cooled, stir ¹⁄₂ cup of them into the Tillamook Sour Cream. Taste. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Fold in scallions or chives. Add the lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt, pepper, lemon juice or more caramelized onions if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve!