Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon
If you find the dip too thick in the end you can always add extra cream cheese or a little cream or milk to make it a little smoother. Adjust it until you end up with the consistency you like.
So there you go. Grab a piece of toast, grilled bread or cracker and dig in!
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- 10,5 oz onion (300 g)
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 5 slices salted bacon
- 7 oz cream cheese (200 g)
- 2 tbsp fresh dill or chives, chopped
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- chili powder
Chop the onion up roughly and add it to a blender. Pulse into a fine crumble. Add the butter, the blended onion and garlic paste to a saucepan.
Place the pan over medium-high heat until the butter has melted. Cook the onion for 3 to 4 minutes until it starts to soften a bit.
Then turn the heat low and simmer the onion for 25 minutes or until it is nicely caramelized and brown. Stir regularly and keep an eye on it. Don't burn it.
In the meantime grill, bake or pan fry the slices of bacon for a couple of minutes until crisp and crunchy.
Once the cooked onion is browned enough, take the pan off the heat and let it cool down for 10 more minutes. Then chop up the crispy baked bacon and add it to the lukewarm caramelized onion in the pan.
Stir the onion and bacon well. Then stir in the cream cheese and the freshly chopped dill or chives. Season with a pinch of chili powder and salt.
Stir the dip well now. Then check the seasoning and add extra chili or salt to taste if necessary. Transfer it to a clean cup or bowl and serve at room temperature.