Potato chips were invented by George Crum in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1853. When Commodore Vanderbilt complained that his French fries were too thick, a potato was thinly sliced and fried in hot grease. The resulting invention of crispy potato chips is now enjoyed by all. Try to stop yourself once you begin dipping potato chips in this creamy onion dip!

    2 tablespoons butter
    1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
    1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
    ¾ cup sour cream
    1 teaspoon white vinegar
    1 garlic clove, crushed in a garlic press
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    1 to 2 teaspoons beef base, according to saltiness desired
    Pinch ground black pepper

1.  In a 10-inch frying pan, over medium heat, sauté the onions
     in butter until browned and crispy but not charred.

2.  In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese and sour cream
     with a mixer until creamy.

3.  On low speed, add the vinegar, garlic, parsley, beef base and   
     pepper. Stir in the warm onions.

4.  Refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours before serving.

     Makes 6 servings