Friday, 4 December 2015

Mike's Cheesy Beer Dip

I created this dip for you Mike . It uses some of your dark pale ale. The beer nicely adds to the flavour but doesn't overpower it.
So easy to make and  if you serve it with carrot and celery sticks it's not too decadent at all. But if you don't mind the calories have it with potato or kumara chips.
I like to give it an Asian twist by serving it with some fried shallots which are lovely and crispy and some hot and spicy Japanese Nanami Togarashi (assorted chili peppers). If you can't find them at your supermarket head for your nearest Asian Food Store.
Just dip your celery or carrot sticks into the cheesy dip, then into the fried shallots. They'll hang on. Add a sprinkle of  the chillies if you like it hot. Enjoy!

Cheesy Beer Dip

100 gm of tasty cheddar
2 tablespoons of sour cream
1/2 clove of garlic (smashed)
1/4 cup of Mike's naturally brewed and organic Dark Mild Ale
1 tsp of Dijon mustard

Cut cheese into small cubes. Whizz in the food processor until reduced to crumbs
Add sour cream , mustard and garlic
Feed the beer through the tube as you whizz until smooth. ( This can take a little while, and several bursts, but don't worry it will happen.

Chill for a while in the fridge before serving. It will happily sit there for several days so you can make it well beforehand.

For a change you can also  spread this dip thickly onto a sliced French bread , cover with ham and wafers of cucumber and you have a really easy platter of food to hand around while you are enjoying a cold beer with your mates.

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