A lesson I learned yesterday when making this weeks dip….5 bottles of champagne could make dirt taste good, but trust me, even with 4 bottles less than we had, this dip would have been a masterpiece. I love bacon, with breakfast, on burgers, on pizza, and on cupcakes, bacon is a perfect addition to anything! Now, for my vegetarian friends, please note, this may not be as good with a meat substitute, so probably best for you to sit this one out.
I wake up early, actually I don’t sleep, many of you know this, so I have a friend who lives down the street, who DOES sleep, but wakes up rather early. This is good for me, because sometimes he wants to go to breakfast at 8 am on Sunday mornings ( I know what’s wrong with us). That is exactly how my Sunday started yesterday, and it was a day filled, with bubbles, online shopping, gossiping, and of course….BACON.
I have been playing on Pinterest every night before I go to bed, and I saw this dip, and had to try it….I can’t wait to experiment more with this dip, as I feel like adding chorizo, sriracha chicken, prosciutto, would light up most of your lives…let’s get to it.
1 cup caramelized onions (we will have a lesson on this later) I used 3 large white onion
4-6 strips of bacon ( what dreams are made of) cooked to a crisp
3 whole scallions ( I used a lot more) you will need both the green & white parts
1 tsp cider vinegar ( I used apple cider)
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper ( I suggest adding a little more for a kick)
1 3/4 cup sour cream ( I used 2 cups)
Sea salt & coarse black pepper for tasting
I really wanted this dip to be on the more chunky side, so I used my mini chop and just hit it a few times.
Again, I mention the bubbly, ( we did add a 3rd person, so don’t think 2 people drank 5 bottles, not that it hasn’t been done) so an ingredient picture didn’t make it for this week. Ingredients are pretty self explanatory.
Like last weeks dip, this can all be put together in one easy, monkey can do it, step….BUT if you don’t know how to caramelize onions, perhaps a lesson is needed (don’t worry I needed one too) http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_caramelize_onions/
Please use the butter, it says optional, but it should be mandatory! After you turn these onions from boo to whoo hoo, it’s time to throw it ALL in a bowl, add the salt and pepper to taste and put in the refrigerator. Wait 5 minutes until the devil on your shoulder pushes you to the fridge to take a bite of this happiness…..put it back in, and then take it right back out, b/c you can’t just have a bite!
Everything is better with RRRRRidges….so of course ruffles take center stage. Also, Celery, jicama, carrots, cucumber, anything crunchy that doesn’t have an over powering taste because you are going to 100% want to enjoy every bit of bacon….