Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Fly the W" French Onion Dip

I am not a big sports fan. But I've lived in Chicago for almost 20 years, so at this point I think it's safe to call myself a Chicagoan. And right now, as a Chicagoan, I would LOVE to see the Cubs win the world series! It's hard not to care when you see how much and how deeply other people do. I want the win not for myself, but for the Cubs and their diehard fans who have been dreaming of this since they can remember. And it would be pretty mind-blowing if Back to the Future's prediction of a Cubs World Series win was only off by one year!

As you gear up for the Cubs return to Chicago for games 3, 4 & 5 this weekend, put this French Onion Dip on your game day menu! The standard dry soup mix can't hold a candle to this freshly caramelized combo of sweet onion, red onion and shallot, finished off with garlic and chives. 

You can also feel much better about chowing this down in front of the TV, because we've swapped out the traditional sour cream/mayo combo for Greek-style yogurt. Did you know that most Greek-style yogurts have 18-20 grams of protein per cup? Serve it up with veggie sticks alongside the standard potato chips, and you practically have a nutritional home run! Enjoy.

Go Cubs go!!!

"Fly the W" French Onion Dip

2 T canola oil
1 medium vidalia onion, chopped (1 packed cup)
1 medium red onion, chopped (1 packed cup)
2 shallots, chopped
1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups Greek-style yogurt
2 T finely chopped or snipped chives
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
Few pinches ground black pepper

In a medium saute pan heat oil over low heat. Once oil is hot, add chopped onions and shallots, along with a few pinches of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 25 minutes, until caramelized and golden brown. Add garlic and saute for another 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove pan from heat and let cool completely.

Transfer cooled onion mixture to a bowl, making sure to scrape all the delicious bits out of the pan. Add yogurt, chives, Worcestershire or soy sauce, 1/4 tsp salt and a few pinches ground black pepper. Stir until well combined. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve with potato chips, pita chips and/or veggie sticks. Enjoy!

Makes 2 1/2 cups

What Kids Can Do (with appropriate tools & adult supervision)
*Chop onions & shallots (these choppers work great for small hands)
*Mince garlic (choppers work magic for mincing too!)
*Measure ingredients
*Snip chives
*Stir dip
*Taste for seasoning

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