3 large Vidalia onions, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon hot sauce
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Melt butter in medium saucepan.  Add onions and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until tender.  In a medium bowl, combine onion, cheese, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and garlic; stir well.  Pour into a small sized lightly buttered casserole dish.  Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

Serve dip with tortilla chips or assorted crackers.