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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dip

Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dip
Every time I make a something that is absolutely jam-packed with garlic - like this dip - my husband asks me if I can believe that he didn't like garlic before he met me.  I always answer with a "no".  I cannot believe it.

You see, garlic is probably my one favorite ingredient, or "food in the raw", out there.  Not that it has to actually be raw, I just mean in-and-of-itself, it's a glorious thing.  Not only is it so good for you, it makes pretty  much anything better than it was before you added garlic.

I'm not talking cake and ice cream here people.  Well okay, yes I am.  But really, you don't have to go there if you don't want to. {bwaaaak  bwak bwak}
Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dip ingredients
But please, please DO go here.  Go to Flavor Town.  Grab a bag of your favorite chips and treat yourself.  But make sure you're treating your friends, too - otherwise you'll wind up all by your lonesome.  With only your garlic breath to keep you company.

Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dip
Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dip
by Heather Schmitt-González
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 45-60 minutes (to roast garlic
Keywords: roast appetizer condiment snack bacon garlic sour cream Labor Day Memorial Day National Garlic Day Super Bowl tailgating American

Ingredients (~2½ cups)
  • 2 heads garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1½ c. sour cream
  • ¾ c. mayonnaise
  • few fresh chives, chopped
  • 1-2 scallions, sliced thinly
  • few drops of Worcestershire sauce
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked until crisp & crumbled
Cut the tops off of the heads of garlic (so just the top portion of garlic is exposed), drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil and bake at 400° F until tender, 45-60 minutes. When cool enough to handle, squeeze the roasted garlic pulp from the skins.

Mix roasted garlic with sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, and scallions. Add Worcestershire, salt, and pepper, to taste. Stir in bacon. (Set a little sprinkling of chives and bacon crumbles aside to garnish the top, if you wish.)

Serve with potato chips, tortilla chips, crackers, veggies, or bread for dipping.

adapted from Food Network
Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dip

Roasted Garlic-Bacon Dip