February 09, 2011

here is the cheddar cheese dip from super bowl sunday. it was really yummy. i used sharp cheddar because i LOVE sharp cheddar. it is from our newspaper and credited to central market which is why i cut down the amount of garlic used in the recipe and it was still pretty garlicky. i find that central market uses a little too much garlic in their recipes by the olive bar ie their love dip, hummus and guacamole. i might be somewhat particular because brother paul loves the love dip and i know there are a lot of garlic lovers out there, but too much garlic gives me bad dreams. daughter michelle thinks i am making this up, but i’m not……really.

anyway, here is the recipe in its original state (i used 1 1/2 cloves of garlic, btw) -

1 c (packed) shredded Wisconsin (of course - go packers!) mild cheddar cheese
1 c (8 oz) cream cheese
1/2 c whole milk (i used 2% because i didn’t read that till after i got home from the store - normally i only have 1% on hand, but because of snow they were out of 1%)
1/2 lemon, juiced                      1/4 t sea salt
1/2 t dijon mustard                   1/4 t ground black peppercorns
1/4 t worcestershire sauce        scallions, chopped f/garnish (optional)
3 cloves whole garlic           pretzels (for dipping)

in mixer bowl, combine cheddar, cream cheese, milk, lemon juice, mustard & worcestershire and beat until combined. remove bowl from mixer. using mortar & pestle, mash garlic & salt into a paste (i cheated and used a garlic press). fold garlic paste and pepper into dip. garnish with scallions and serve with pretzels for dipping.

the pretzels are a good idea. the dip would be a little too dense for potato chips.

yum! off to start cleaning the house…or watching tv

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