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Zesty California Onion Dip By Alton Brown

Source: Good Eats, Alton Brown, Food Network

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sour cream
3/4 cups mayo
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups onions, diced
1/4 and 1/2 tsp kosher salt (used on two occasions)
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add sour cream and mayo
  2. 2 tbsp Olive Oil in medium sized skillet set to medium-low heat
  3. Add onions, and 1/4 tsp salt
  4. Cook for about 20 minutes, until brown
  5. Add onions to sour cream and mayo bowl, being sure to get the oil as well (good flavors there)
  6. Add 1/2 tsp salt, white pepper, and garlic powder
  7. Mix well

Why cook onions for so long? - 1) remove excess moisture, 2) caramelize the sugar in them, 3) create dark color for the dip

Why not black pepper?  Because AB thinks it would make the dip look bad.

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