Monday, January 25, 2010
Heart Attack on a Cracker
Unless you're taking it to a birthday party for someone who is turning 90 years old. Then that would just be insensitive, now wouldn't it?
That's when you call it something proper and delicious sounding, like....
Bacon and Cheddar Dip!
My dear neighbor had a 90th birthday party the other day and I couldn't possibly go empty handed. I mean, ya, I took her a little birthday present (btw...what on earth do you give someone who is 90!!) but being someone who is into food...how could I show up without something to eat? Right?
But if you're gonna serve this at a Super Bowl Party....Heart Atatck on a Cracker is totally acceptable.
My sister told me about this recipe. She found a version of it on another website. Between her small adjustments and mine....it's been altered a tiny bit, but if you wanna see how it was originally intended then check it out ----->here<------
As for me...this is what I did
6 - 8 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
8 oz cream cheese, room temp
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 sleeve crackers (I used ritz) crushed
shredded parmesan cheese to top (optional)
a little more bacon and green onions to garnish
I know you don't really need step by steps for this so I'm not gonna give em.
I suggest that you use a mixer to cream the cream cheese first...(mixing by hand, no matter how many times I think...oooh, it will be fine.....it's just a lot of work) then add the mayo and sour cream. Then stir in the cheddar cheese and onions until mixed well.
Scoop into an 8x8 dish (no need to grease it...this baby has plenty of self-lube). Top with crackers and parmesan cheese
Bake in a 350' oven for about 20 minutes, or until bubbly and browned.
Garnish with more bacon and green onions and serve warm with crackers.
I wish I had a picture of it on a cracker....then you'd get the idea but you know what? There wasn't any left to bring home from the party (and I couldn't very well take it with a scoop missing, now could I? I did consider it though). Once someone dove into it, within 15 minutes it was 3/4 of the way gone....swear! And I hadn't even had any yet.
I do have to say though...once it cools off, it's not as good. But warm.....waaaaaay yum!!!
Not into cheddar? Oooooor....wanna try it differently? What about jack cheese...or pepper jack? Now that would be double yum!