Are you headed to a Super Bowl party this weekend? Why not be the Queen of the appetizers? I could easily make a meal out of dips and spreads; in fact, I think there should just be a restaurant that serves only appetizers.
Over the holidays, I made this Hot Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Gruyere cheese dip, and it was smack your face delicious!
This recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen will be a total touchdown at your Super Bowl party:
Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere
Recipe type: Appetizer
- 4 bacon strips
- 2 sweet onions, halved and thinly sliced
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- ¼ teaspoon tabasco
- ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 cup shredded Gruyere Cheese
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayo
- ¼ teaspoon freshly, ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool. Crumble.
- Add onions, sugar, and salt to bacon fat in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until onions turn a deep golden brown color. This can take as long as 20 minutes. If onions start to burn, turn heat down to medium-low.
- Add sherry and cook 1 minute. Stir in thyme and tabasco. Remove from heat.
- Mix together sour cream and mayo in a medium bowl. Add crumbled bacon, cheese, onion mixture, and black pepper. Mix together well and transfer to a 2-cup baking dish.
- Bake 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown on top.
Yield: 2 cups