8 Chips and Dips for Game Day

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Caramelized Onion Dip
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Serves 6-8

5 lb. Spanish onions, chopped small
8 oz. cream cheese
16 oz. sour cream
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
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Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Caramelized Onion Dip
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Serves 6-8

5 lb. Spanish onions, chopped small
8 oz. cream cheese
16 oz. sour cream
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 bunch chives, minced
4 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt & pepper

1. Set a large pot over medium-low heat and add oil & onions. Cook till onions are caramelized (deep golden brown), 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Cool to room temperature.
2. Put cooked onions, cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice & lemon zest in a food processor. Blend until well combined. Season with salt & pepper.
3. Fold chives into dip, keeping a pinch to sprinkle on top for garnish. less 
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Tue, Jan 29, 2013 1:28 PM EST

As game day draws near, our thoughts -- and our appetites -- turn towards indulgent snacks that excited hands will grab as referees' whistles screech through our speakers, and eager fans yell at screens.

When our eyes don't want to stray too long from the game, the best foods are those that don't take much concentration to eat. This is, we assume, where the concept of chips and dips originated: a need for foods you can combine without considering cutlery or looking too closely at what you're eating. Plus, football begets all things melty, savory, and crunchy. So, no matter who you'll be rooting for next week, serve your fellow spectators these chips and dips, and you'll win the whole crowd.

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