Saturday, July 18, 2009

Maui Onion Dip

Maui Onion Dip CU

We are a dippy family. Yeah those you that know us probably just nodded your head yes and agreed with that statement, but I’m not talking that kind of dippy, I’m talkin’ dip dip. We love dips. Be it artichoke or olive, dill, veggie or clam, (hey we are from New England after all) or even the Heluva Good dips my husband loves to keep the fridge stocked with, we love a good dippin’.

Onion dip is one of our favorites and up until now we enjoyed the occasional Lipton onion dip, but sadly, that can be no more.


I’m afraid I have to cast off the powdery dip in the pouch now that I have found this dip.

Maui Onion Dip Collage
This creamy, tantalizing onion dip that is like no other dip we have tasted.


Amazingly good.

The hardest part of making this was caramelizing the onions and that took like all of 20 minutes.

I made this over the weekend when we had 2 extra kids in the house (as always) and the gang of them just about polished the whole bowl off on us. I managed to salvage a few tablespoons for John and I. It wasn’t enough.

Must make more.

Honestly, if you love dip, make this. If you love onions make this. If you have a family that’s as dippy as ours, make this.


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Let me just say that there are no Maui onions to be found here in New England, so I used 3 large sweet vidallias and they were perfect.

Caramelized Maui Onion DipSunset Magazine – June 2009Printable recipe

Make this at least an hour ahead of time to allow the flavors to develop.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 Maui onions (or other sweet onions) halved and thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
1 cup sour cream
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown, sticky and caramelized (about 20 minutes). If the pan starts to burn, reduce the heat to medium-low and add 1 tablespoon of water, stirring well. Transfer the onions to a small bowl and chill until cold (about 1 hour).

Reserve 1 tablespoon of the onions.

In a food processor, pulse the remaining onions, sour cream, buttermilk and salt until just combined. Transfer to a serving dish and top with the reserved onions. Chill for at least an hour before serving.
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You can make and chill this dish up to 2 days in advance.

29 comments:

haleoalau said...

I think my husband (a Maui boy) fell in with you when after I sent this to him!

Robin from Calif. said...

I just bought a bag of Maui onions - now I know what to do with some of them. This looks really tasty, I'll make it tomorrow. Regarding buttermilk, what is a good way to use the leftover from the recipe? I hate just just getting rid of it. Thanks.

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Robin, I use it a lot in cakes. I also soak my chicken in buttermilk before I make fried chicken, really tenderizes it. You could also use it in place of milk to make buttermilk pancakes.

Robin said...

Thanks for the tips, Lisa. Of course buttermilk pancakes, I didn't think of that. Sounds good for tomorrow's breakfast. Happy Sunday.

Jeff said...

I would definitely dump off the powder for a good dip like this!

Going to have to keep this is mind for my next party!

Carrie said...

This looks awesome! I always become addicted to onion dip once I start eating it. I'll have to try it homemade!

Madam Chow said...

Wow- this looks delicious. Maybe if I used low fat sour cream, it would allow me to eat more of it!

June said...

Okay! I'm dippy too, and I'm making it. I love anything with carmelized onions...yum.

Lisa's Cocina said...

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amycaseycooks said...

I try to always have dips in my refrigerator - eventhough there aren't any right now. My kids would love this one.

Unknown said...

That onion dip looks so good!

Tina said...

I did make this dip and the carmelized onion part is so good, the sour cream part is tangy and cool and refreshing...but this dip is a bit...sweet for my taste? I didn't want to oversalt the dip b/c chips are usually salty but this kind of threw off the balance, I suppose...

But still, it's very yummy...just not 100% wow factor for me...

Rekha said...

this looks delicious, would it taste different if anyother type of onions are used?

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Rekha - I think you could use a differnt onion, but I would stick to one on the sweet side.

Anonymous said...

I'm making this tomorrow, for New Year's Eve at my mom's -- and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Lynsey Sleeps said...

This looks divine! I always thought my burgers tasted better in Hawaii because of those delish onions!

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Jenn said...

This was a hit at our weekend BBQ. The intense onion flavor, and creamy texture made this dip outstanding. I will never make onion dip using onion soup mix again. Thanks for sharing!

Jeri said...

Since my hubby and I love onion dip I figured I would give this recipe a try for something a little different. Oh my! I don't think we'll be going back to the reg. onion dip anymore! This is really tasty!!

Southernmade Bliss said...

Just got done making this for something to munch of while we cook Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow... AMAZING!

Jamie Lyn said...

Made this today. The flavor is amazing, but it seems a little runny. Is it supposed to be like that or did I do something wrong?

Anonymous said...

You had me at "carmelized onions." LOL

Rachael Abel said...

Oh momma, I want that!! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

You could also buy powdered buttermilk. It's in the baking aisle with regular powdered milk and the evaporated and condensed milks. You mix it with water (or add the powder with dry ingredients and the water with the liquid ingredients). With the powdered buttermilk you always have buttermilk without wasting any.

marsedo said...

My family is addicted to the packaged onion dip mix ad of course only I can make it the right way! So, maybe the next holiday get together I'll have to throw a curve ball into the tradition of onion dip and make it home made!!!!

marsedo said...

My families favorite at any family get together!! Of course I am the one to make it correct so that is always what I have to bring! They love the package mix so maybe I'll have to throw a curve ball to the next family gathering and make this!!!

Unknown said...

If you smoke the onions first (or add a little liquid smoke to the recipe) it goes to a whole new level of amazing.

Curlygirlee said...

This dip is fantastic! Everyone loved it at our girls night! So much better than the powder kind. I used a regular yellow onion and it was really good! Next time I spot Maui onions they are coming home with me to become dip! Thank you for posting a great dip and so simple! =)

Hayley said...

This dip is fantastic and so simple to make! Huge hit at girls night! Although I used yellow onions, it is stilll good and the next time I spot Maui onions they are coming home with me to become dip. Thanks for posting such a great dip! =)

Anonymous said...

I made this with Spanish onions and diced them. I didn't use the food processor and added a little seasoned salt too. Was delicious!!