Saturday, January 31, 2009

baked vidalia onion dip

A dry onion grown mostly in Georgia that is well known as a popular variety of a sweet onion. Mildly sweet in flavor, the onion has a yellow to tan outer skin covering a white inner flesh. Sweet onions, such as Vidalias contain a higher water content but a lower sulfur content making them less pungent than other varieties of onions. Most often this type of onion is eaten raw to enjoy the most flavor or only lightly cooked.

what you need
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 large Vidalia onions coarsely chopped
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
2 cups mayonnaise
225gm tin sliced water chestnuts drained and chopped
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

what to do
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add onion, and saute 10 minutes or until tender.
Stir together shredded Swiss cheese and next five ingredients; stir in onion, blending well.
Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 180C for 25 minutes, and let stand 10 minutes.Serve with corn chips or crackers


  1. I love Vidalia onions. This particular recipe is slightly different than any I have on file, and I look forward to trying it when our new crop of Vidalias comes to market in April. Thank you.

  2. Hi Joe, I will be posting about Vidalia onions later this week and if you have no objections, I would like to put a link to your new blog and your Vidalia Onion Dip recipe so that my followers can visit you. Hope all is going well. Regards, Mildred

  3. I came here from Mildred's. This recipe sounds delicious. I will be trying it for sure!

  4. I Love Vidalias! We can buy them at Costco here in Canada when they are in season.