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RECIPE # 4107 - THE REAL DEAL ONION DIP - Friday, February 15, 2008

RECIPE # 4107 - THE REAL DEAL ONION DIP - Friday, February 15, 2008

CREATED Feb 18, 2008

LYNNE TOLLEY / MISS MARY BOBO'S BOARDING HOUSE, LYNCHBURG, TN

6 to 8 slices bacon

3 c chopped onion (about 3 medium)

1 T sugar

1/3 c whiskey

1 c sour cream

1 c yogurt

salt/pepper, to taste

hot pepper sauce, to taste

Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp.  Remove the bacon, crumble and set aside, leaving the drippings in skillet.  Cook onion in bacon drippings slowly over medium-low heat until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.  Stir in sugar and whiskey.  Cook until all liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.  Spoon the onion mixture into a medium bowl and cool.  Stir in the sour cream and yogurt.  Add salt and pepper and a few dashes of  pepper sauce.  Store covered in refrigerator.  Sprinkle with bacon just before serving.  Serve with chips, crackers or raw vegetables.

Makes about 2-1/2 cups