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Clam & Charred Onion Dip by Tavern & Table

Yellow onions for Clam and Charred Onion dip recipe. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels.

Recipe by Tavern & Table.


  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1 quart sour cream
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups chopped clams, drained well
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon malt vinegar powder
  • 1 tablespoon Hondashi powder
  • 4 tablespoons Maldon smoked sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 tablespoons chives for garnish


  1. Peel and quarter onions, then place under a broiler or char in a cast iron pan until “burned to hell.”
  2. Wrap charred onions in foil and bake for one hour at 325 degrees.
  3. Chop the charred onions in a food processor or by hand.
  4. Place everything together in a food processor or a large bowl and mix until everything is smooth and thick.
  5. Garnish with some green chives.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite chips.

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