French Onion Dip

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There’s no shortcut when it comes to caramelizing the onions-it’s going to take time and quite a bit of stirring for them to achieve that deep golden brown color (which equals depth of flavor, too), so be patient.


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely grated

2 sprigs thyme

1 small shallot, finely chopped

1 cup sour cream

¼ cup finely chopped chives

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

Kettle-cooked potato chips (for serving)


Heat oil in a small skillet over medium. Cook onion, garlic, and thyme, stirring occasionally, until onion is deep golden brown and very soft, 35-40 minutes. Discard thyme and let cool.

Mix caramelized onions, shallot, sour cream, chives, and lemon juice in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Let sit 30 minutes to let flavors meld. Serve with potato chips for dipping.

Do Ahead: Dip can be made 1 day ahead; cover and chill.