Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Horseradish & Aged Cheddar Dip
I consider myself lucky that my Hubby is not into team sports. I don't lose him every Sunday for football or every Saturday night for Hockey Night in Canada. He does keeps busy with a love of cars, rap music and outdoor recreation but his Superbowl would be something more like a Barret Jackson Auto Auction or BET Spring Bling. This Sunday afternoon he'll likely be cross country skiing in the woods, not in front of the TV. However, I wholeheartedly support the Superbowl because it brings people together to forget about the real world for a while. It's a very food-centric event and who doesn't love the commercials and half time show. This recipe would be a great addition to a Superbowl menu, it's a party dip with a smidgen of sophistication. It's still a mayo laden dip, but it has sharp, aged cheddar, horseradish, and crunchy little radish bits. It's lovely.
Aged Cheddar & Horseradish Dip
Origin: Adapted from Gourmet
Notes: You can play around with adding a little sour cream instead of some of the mayo if you'd like to lighten it up a bit. But who are we kidding here...the main ingredients are cheese and mayonnaise. You won't be able to eat it all yourself if you make it for guests. You can add adjust the horseradish level to your taste.
2 cups coarsely grated extra sharp white Cheddar
1 1/2 cups finely chopped radish
1 cup mayonnaise
3 - 4 tablespoons horseradish
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl, stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with pita chips.