We’ve added bacon to this classic recipe as bacon is always a good idea especially if it’s the Village Grocer Bacon! Serve with your favourite chips, pretzels or crackers.
3 medium yellow onions, sliced thinly 2
tablespoons salted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoons of fresh thyme leaves, stems removed
3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 cups plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and black pepper to taste
4 strips of Village Grocer bacon, cooked to crisp and chopped into bacon bits
In a large cast iron skillet, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and stir until they are well coated in the butter and olive oil. Move the onions around until they are lying in a single layer in the pan to ensure they cook evenly. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Reduce the heat to medium low. Season with salt to draw out the moisture and add a little sugar to enhance the sweet flavour. Add the fresh thyme. Continue to slowly cook the onions on low to caramelize. The onions will shrink down and get tender and juicy. Do not hurry the process. This will take about 40 minutes to an hour. Make sure you stir the onions occasionally. You want them to brown and caramelize evenly but not to burn. Add a little water if the onions start to dry out.
Once caramelized, stir in the balsamic vinegar and continue to cook for another 10 minutes to allow the flavour to develop. Turn off the heat and carefully transfer the onions to a cutting board. Once cooled, roughly chop the onions with a sharp knife. In a medium bowl, combine the caramelized onions, Greek yogurt, garlic powder, bacon bits, salt, and pepper. Stir until smooth. Refrigeration until ready to serve. Serve with potato chips, pretzels or crackers.