French onion dip and potato chips make me nostalgic for camping with friends and family when I was younger. My mom would never buy the stuff unless we were heading out to spend a few days in a tent at Snake River or in a yurt in Bend. I know, I was a deprived child.
We had a big Mother’s Day barbecue at my parents’ house and the oh-so-rare hot weather made me think of this creamy, oniony deliciousness, so I decided to whip up a homemade version! Because garsh darn it, this stuff is amazing.
It starts with a chopped onion and a half into a skillet with lots o’ butter and olive oil.
Then just let them sit over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring every now and then, until they’re perfectly brown and caramely. Then add some water, beer, beef bouillon, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Let the beer cook off a bit…
Then whip together sour cream and mayo and add the onion mixture, and voila! You have homemade French onion dip. Which might be the best thing I’ve ever tasted.