Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere

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Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere is a blend of fabulous flavors that will make it very hard for you to stop eating this dip. So be sure to take out a specified amount and put it on your side plate, or you will eat the entire thing without even noticing! Here, the fantastic flavor of caramelized onion works with salty bacon and rich Gruyere to bring a winning combination of tastes that really hits it out of the ball park. Do take a moment to look at the photos on the web site, Spicy Southern Kitchen, to see just beautiful this dish can look as well. Served in a cast iron skillet, this dip will be admired by all (and then gobbled up in short order!).

Caramelized onions are so delicious they are almost hard to describe. The process takes some time, and you need to be very patient, if you want the onions to turn out their best. This recipe calls for sweet onions for the recipe, but you could consider ordinary yellow onions, too. The onions are cooked in (in this recipe) butter and bacon fat (just some) until they become, well, caramelized. That means the onions are really well cooked, and quite dark brown, but not crusty, although they may be heading in that direction. It could take as much as 45 minutes to make them properly. Do not under cook the onions. They will have such sweetness and depth of flavor, it will be quite surprising if it is your first time making them. And, these onions work with so many things. If you make a big batch and put them in the fridge, they can be used on sandwiches for some tang, served with meat, chicken (fowl) or fish, and on veggie sandwiches to give them some real pop.

The other great tastes in this dip include Gruyere cheese. This cheese changes flavor as it ages, which, of course, happens to many great cheeses. When it is young, this cheese is sweeter with a bit of saltiness to it including a creamy and nutty taste that is fabulous. As it ages, the flavor becomes more robust and complex. You will love this cheese in this dip.

Nutrition Facts for: Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere From Spicy Southern Kitchen
Ingredients: Bacon, sweet onions, sugar, sea salt, sherry, tabasco, fresh thyme, Gruyere cheese, sour cream,mayonnaise, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for ONE recipe serving that makes 2 cups. * Per Recipe: Calories 1160, Calories from Fat 742, Total Fat 82.5g 127%, Saturated Fat 36.0g 180%, Cholesterol 243mg 81%, Sodium 2992mg 125%, Potassium 1064mg 30%, Carbohydrates 23.0g 8%, Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%, Sugars 9.8g, Protein 76.6g, Vitamin A 21%, Vitamin C 26%, Calcium 116%, Iron 13%

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