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~ The Lipton 1954 Classic French Onion Dip Recipe ~

6a0120a8551282970b022ad37da464200cLipton's Classic French Onion Dip.  It's made from one packet of Lipton's boxed French Onion Soup Mix stirred into one 16-ounce container of sour cream   This beloved all-American flavor-infused concoction is meant as a dip for potato chips and vegetables -- it deserves to be served with a sense of pride.  The packed contains a mix of dehydrated onion, onion powder and other herbs and seasonings, which can be used to flavor burgers, meatloaf and roasted potatoes too.

IMG_5566From California Dip in 1954 to French Onion Dip in 1960 -- Lipton cornered the market on it. 

IMG_5567It's said to have been created by an unknown French cook in Los Angeles in 1954 and was intended to mimic the taste of French onion soup.  The recipe became such a popular addition to the fare served in martini-drinking social circles, it got printed in a local newspaper.  Shortly after, in 1955, the Lipton company promoted it on the TV show "Arthur Godfry's Talent Scouts", touting it as "Lipton California Dip", and followed that up with ad campaigns in supermarkets and on television.  In 1959, the recipe was added to the Lipton instant onion soup package, where it remains today.  By the 1960's, the name transitioned to "French onion dip", as it remains today.

Note:  Mayonnaise may be substituted for the sour cream in order to turn the dip into a tangy sandwich spread, but, for the love of mankind, please do not add cream cheese to this dip.

Try ~ Mel's Amped-Up Ultimate French Onion Dip ~: 

6a0120a8551282970b022ad37da442200cAnd my ~ Pan-Seared French-Onion Burgers w/Dijonaisse ~:

6a0120a8551282970b026bded5c217200cOr my ~ Kid's Stuff Souper Fix-Quick Bowling-Night Meatloaf ~:6a0120a8551282970b0240a4a9986d200b

And ~ Would you Like Onion-Laced Steak Fries with That? ~:

6a0120a8551282970b0240a51bba18200b"We are all in this food world together." ~ Melanie Preschutti

(Recipe, Commentary and Photos courtesy of Melanie's Kitchen/Copyright 2022)


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