Sunday, May 1, 2011
Roasted Garlic and Bacon Dip
I love hosting parties at my house. I know hosting tends to send some people into a tail spin, but for me it's a chance to give my house a deep clean (that I often avoid...) plus make a meal full of old favorites and new recipes. When I first started entertaining it wasn't such a pleasant experience. I was INSANE and would flip out, cry, and just go crazy in general. I learned that the issue was I often made all new dishes when I entertained so I was constantly worried about how they'd turn out. Now I limit myself to one or two new recipes, typically an appetizer and/or dessert. This appetizer was my new recipe for Easter.
This dip was such a hit. I honestly didn't think it had a shot of not being a hit, considering the ingredients, but everyone loved it. Best of all you can make the majority of it the day before and just cook the bacon before your guests come! This is perfect for football season, or really anytime you have people over who love bacon and potato chips... which is most people!
Source: Adapted from The Food Network
2 heads garlic
16 ounces sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
6 slices bacon
2 green onions, finely chopped
1- Preheat the oven to 350.
2- Slice the tops off the heads of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in tin foil and allow to roast in the oven about 45-60 minutes, until the garlic is soft and easily removed from the paper casing. Allow the garlic to cool.
3- In a bowl combine the sour cream, mayo, Worcestershire sauce, and a bit of salt and pepper. Stir well.
4- Squeeze the roasted garlic from its paper shell into the bowl. Using the back of a fork mash the garlic well, stirring to incorporate it into the dip.
5- Refrigerate overnight (optional- you can do just a couple hours if desired).
6- Cook the bacon until very crisp. Chop finely. A couple hours before serving, stir about 1/2 of the bacon and green onions into the dip, reserving the remaining half for topping the dip right before serving. Refrigerate.
7- When serving, top with the bacon/onions. Serve with potato chips.