When you're throwing a big party, whether it's a birthday party, a superbowl party, or simply a gathering of friends, it's always nice to have some "nibbles" and snacks to cover up those bare spaces on your coffee table or counter-tops. This recipe is the perfect solution to your problems. Not only is it extremely simple to make, the roasted garlic and onions also pack a powerful, unforgettable flavor. This recipe is so delicious that it'll make you wonder how something so simple could be so delicious.
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Step 1: Collect Your Ingredients
For this recipe, you will need...
- 1 whole Garlic
- 1/2 an Onion (preferably yellow)
- Drizzle of Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 bar Cream Cheese (8 oz)
Step 2: Roast the Garlic and Onion
Peel your garlic. This could take a long time, so here are a few tips and tricks...
- To separate your cloves, stick your garlic in a jar, and "shake it off."
- To peel your cloves, first cut off the butt ends. Then, make slices lengthwise down the centers of the cloves to split each clove into two symmetrical pieces. This makes your cloves easier to peel.
- If you don't want to deal with peeling garlic, simply buy a pre-peeled bag. One garlic is about 1/2 cup of whole cloves.
Cut your onion half into thin slivers (lengthwise slices). Put both your garlic and onion into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and mix to coat your garlic and onion with the oil. Then, pour the contents out onto a baking sheet, spread out the contents, and roast in a preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. About every 5-10 minutes, pull out your pan and, using a spatula, mix around the contents to make sure nothing burns and everything gets and even heating. When your garlic and onions are done, they should be slightly browned (faint caramel color). Drain out extra oil if necessary, and allow to cool.
Step 3: Mix Your Dip Together
Using a food chopper, food processor, blender, or mortar and pestle, grind your onions and garlic along with your salt and pepper into a paste (it's okay to have chunks). Add your mayonnaise in and continue mixing (if you're using a mortar and pestle, transfer to a bowl and mix in the bowl). Then, take your bar of cream cheese and cut into small cubes. Once your mayonnaise is well mixed with your paste, add in the cream cheese a few cubes at a time, and mix until smooth.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Allow your dip to chill in a refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite chips (Ruffles are the best!). And, you're done! Surprise your friends with this incredible dip!
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