I was introduced to Onion Dip by my college roommate. She would take a package of Lipton French Onion Soup mix and pour it into a tub of sour cream. I would watch her skinny self consume this preposterous mixture for hours in disgust. “You are spooning sour cream into your mouth!” I would think to myself. I came home late one night to find the dip in the refrigerator….potato chips scattered across the counter leading to a freshly opened bag. I was starving, but couldn’t bear to succumb. After all, I was the gourmet chef, I was the foodie, I couldn’t eat this.
Moral of the story is I could eat it. Boy, could I eat it. How something can taste this good is still beyond me. The sour cream might play a role in that. I vowed to never touch the substance again, fearing I would wake up 20 pounds heavier within a week.
This afternoon we had an abundance of onions and I reminisced back to that night. Without knowing the food god’s entered my body and I typed into google “Healthy French Onion Dip.” If somehow I could make a guilt-free version of this it would be a miracle. With fresh onions, a little greek yogurt, and herbs, this miracle occurred.
1/4 cup oil (olive or canola or rice bran)
4 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
Touch of Hot Sauce
2 large clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 sprigs fresh thyme
4 Scallions finely chopped
2 cups plain Greek-style yogurt
Salt and Pepper
2 anchovy fillets
Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions, anchovies, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until onions are golden brown and softened, 40–45 minutes. Stir occasionally, being careful to not let onions burn. If they are burning or sticking, splash hot water into the pan. Let mixture cool and then finely chop.
Meanwhile, heat a dry medium skillet. Toss scallion whites with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Cook, turning occasionally, until charred.
Mix onion mixture, scallion whites, yogurt,Worcestershire, hot sauce, and remaining garlic in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Serve with potato chips.
Enjoy :) This would be PERFECT for a labor day barbecue. I promise you will be the most popular.
Ps. I don’t think my eyes will produce tears ever again due to the amount of crying the occurred while chopping these onions. I always have this problem and have tried EVERYTHING (chewing gum, lighting candles, chopping the onions differently). If anyone has a solution to this I will be forever grateful.