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Classic French Onion Dip Appetizer

This classic appetizer needs to resume its pride of place at our dinner parties
French Onion Dip


This rich French appetizer, served simply with potato chips, is the perfect cocktail accompaniment.           

This recipe is courtesy of Food Network.


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings
  • 2 large shallots, sliced into 1/8 inch thick rings
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Cups sour cream
  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chives, finely chopped, for garnish
  • Potato chips, for serving


In a large sauté pan set over a medium-high heat, melt the butter. When the butter starts to sizzle, add the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes, until golden-brown. Add the shallots and cook for 8-10 minutes, until they are dark brown. Add the garlic, and sauté for 2 more minutes. Remove pan from the heat, and let cool for 5 minutes. Chop the onion mixture into ¼ inch pieces. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

In a large bowl, mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, celery salt, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon ground black pepper. Fold in the onion mixture. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Garnish with chives and serve with potato chips.