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Caramelized Onion Cilantro Dip With Pita Crisps

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“Great alternative to the standard packaged Onion dips, the cilantro adds a sharp contrast to the onion and garlic. Found at Epicurious.com”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. For the dip: Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until onions are deep brown and begin to crisp slightly, stirring often, about 40 minutes. Add garam masala; stir 1 minute. Transfer to small bowl and cool completely. Mix in crème fraîche. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Do ahead Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep refrigerated.
  2. For pita crisps:.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F
  4. Cut each round into 6 wedges. Place wedges on 2 baking sheets; drizzle with cilantro-garlic oil (to follow) and toss gently to coat. Arrange pita wedges in single layer; bake 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro leaves and bake until pita wedges are crisp and golden, about 5 minutes longer. Cool. Do ahead Can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature. Sprinkle dip with chives; place on platter. Surround with pita crisps.
  5. Garlic Cilantro Oil:.
  6. Finely chop enough cilantro leaves to measure 2 tablespoons. Combine oil and garlic in heavy small saucepan; cook over medium heat until oil begins to bubble around garlic, about 5 minutes. Add chopped cilantro stems. Remove from heat and let steep 10 minutes. Strain oil into small bowl; discard solids in strainer.

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