With deeply caramelized onions, Worcestershire sauce, some basic seasonings, sour cream, cream cheese, and mayonnaise, this French onion dip recipe is so much richer than anything you'll find at a store.
Melt the butter in a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, pepper, and cayenne (if using) and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are deep golden brown and fragrant (about 15 to 20 minutes). After about 10 minutes, I like to drizzle in the water (or you could use wine!) to deglaze the pan and scrape up all those beautiful browned bits. Allow the water to completely evaporate and continue to cook until deep golden brown. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, and Worcestershire sauce until completely combined and smooth. Add in the caramelized onions and stir to combine.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight, before serving. Garnish with chopped chives, if desired, and serve with your favorite potato chips (I recommend kettle chips or wavy/ruffle variety!).
Nutritional values are based on one serving