Monday, December 29, 2008

Chips & Grandpa's Dunk

We had dinner last night at my cousins since both her parents & mine are here visiting in Minnesota from points south (& much warmer they keep reminding us). It was a real treat because we got to have the traditional family dinner that was always made by our Grandpa Kroll, Spareribs & Sauerkraut. More about that later in the week, this post is about what came before dinner.
Chips & Grandpa's Dunk
Appetizers before dinner included chips with my Grandpa's Dunk. Apparently our family doesn't dip chips, they dunk them. This is a pretty simple dip (or dunk)but the flavors are so good it'll get eaten up right away. Make some for while watching the game on New Year's & you'll see what I mean.
Family Cookbook
This recipe comes from our family cookbook which was complied by my Aunt Jan. I think I'll skip the Lutefisk though...

Grandpa Kroll's Dunk
Update 2010 based on how my cousin Jenny has adapted it to be lighter & fluffier

3 cloves garlic
3 oz blue cheese
6 oz cream cheese
half & half

Put the garlic through a garlic press. Stir together with the blue cheese & cream cheese. Beat adding in half & half until fluffy. (This can take up to 30 minutes on low with a Kitchen Aid) Serve with plain potato chips.


Anonymous said...

Kat, this sounds super tasty. I will be trying it out on our friends for New Years. Thanks for sharing!

Stacey Snacks said...

what a bunch of foodies!
your family has its own cookbook?

Sharon said...

Easy party dips are always welcome! When I first saw your post, I thought it said Grandpa's Drunk!

Anonymous said...

I thought your title read "Grandpa's Drunk." I need to get some sleep.

Wow.. I wish we had a family cookbook. Recreating stuff without a recipe is tough :)

grace said...

it's kinda funny that everyone now thinks that your grandpa's a sot. :)
great little treat--easy, cheesy, awesome. :)

Deborah said...

I'm a huge chips and dip fan, and I could go for some of this!

Anonymous said...

We attempted to make this for New Years Eve. I was unable to make it fluffy (even with the Kitchenaid) and ended up adding sour cream to the mix to lighten it up -- otherwise it was very very thick and never "fluffed". In fact, my wife said it was like concrete heh.

kat said...

Bill - I wonder why. We had it the night before & it was pretty light.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Yum - blue cheese and garlic? How could it get better?

Does it matter what kind of cream cheese or blue cheese you use?

kat said...

Foodcat - I don't think so but perhaps try whipped cream cheese to make it lighter

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