Posh onion dip
Take the Kiwi classic to a whole new level with this more sophisticated, yet still dead simple, take on everyone’s favourite party starter – onion dip. If you’re short on time, you can replace the caramelised onions with 2 heaped Tbsp caramelised onion relish from a jar.
In a heavy-bottomed frying pan (cast iron is best) over medium heat, heat oil, add onions and a generous pinch of salt and cook, stirring often, until onions are golden and limp– about 15-20 min. Add the sugar and vinegar and cook for another 5 min. All the time watch carefully to make sure the onions don’t catch on the pan and burn. Set aside to cool.
Set aside a heaped tsp caramelised onions and 1 tsp chives to garnish, put remaining cooked onion and rest of ingredients in blender with a good pinch of sea salt and blitz to combine. Spoon into bowl, cover and chill for at least 20 min. To serve, top with reserved onion and chopped chives.
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 ½ medium brown onions, peeled and finely sliced
1 tsp dark brown sugar
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
250g creme fraiche
1 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp finely chopped chives