Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip

Getting ready for game day? Are you in need of a winning dip? Sweet Vidalia onions blended with salty bacon crumbles is the perfect combination for a game day snack.  The creamy richness and varied texture will have you making this recipe over and over.  

Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip

Servings: Makes about 2 cups

1/4 lb. sliced bacon

1 large Vidalia onion, diced (about 3 cups)

1 Tablespoon garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups sour cream

1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

crackers, chips or toasted baguette for serving

1. In a skillet, cook the bacon on medium heat until brown and most of the fat has rendered, 8-10 minutes.   Reserve the bacon drippings in the skillet, and transfer bacon to a plate to cool before breaking into small crumbles.

2. Add the onions into the bacon drippings in the skillet and sauté on medium heat until translucent, about 15 minutes.  Add the garlic and sauté until softened and fragrant, 2-4 minutes.  Remove from heat and a let cool.

3. In a medium bowl stir together the sour cream, soy sauce, Tabasco pepper sauce, salt and pepper.  Add the cooled onions and stir to combine.  Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.  

4. To serve, stir half of the crumbled bacon into the dip, and garnish with the remaining bacon.  Serve with crackers, chips or toasted baguette.