If you are having friends in to watch the football playoffs, here's a great dip to have on hand. You can make it a day or two ahead, but let it come to room temperature before serving it with potato chips. I strongly suggest you double the recipe!
2 large yellow onions (I use Vidalias in season)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup light sour cream
½ cup light mayonnaise
Slice onions thinly then roughly chop.
Heat the butter and oil in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and sauté for 10 minutes. reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes, until the onions are browned and caramelized. Allow the onions to cool.
Place the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until smooth. Fold in the onions and mix well. Taste for seasonings. Top with a bit of parsley.