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Dip, Caramelized Onion (D, KLP, TNT)
Source: "Barefoot Contessa"
Yield: 2 cups

2 large yellow onions
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup good mayonnaise

Cut the onions in half, and then slice them into 1/8" thick half-rounds. (You will have about 3 cups of onions.)

Heat the butter and oil in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the onions, cayenne, salt and pepper and sauté for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes, until the onions are browned and caramelized. Allow the onions to cool.

Place the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Add the onions and mix well. Taste for seasonings. Serve at room temperature.

Poster's Notes:
Here is a wonderful dip using caramelized onions. I had eaten it at a gathering, and searched and searched on Google using various combinations of ingredients, and finally found this, attributed to The Barefoot Contessa.

Posted by Sylvia Allen, Z'L

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A