Tracy Lee Karner
The Way I Was

How to Make the Very Best Blue-Cheese Dip, Ever!

Tracy Lee Karner
I’m sorry–they ate ALL the blue cheese dip, but you can lick the bowl.

This recipe should serve a sizable crowd, but it won’t.  Some mild-mannered silent type (your son’s song-writer friend Jacob, for example) will keep asking for the dip to be passed back to his end of the table and while you’re conversing he’ll gobble up what should have been at least six servings and then he’ll lick the bowl clean. Count on it.

He’ll ask for the recipe even though he never, ever cooks, EVER, and this is the only recipe he has ever requested, the only one he ever will in his entire life request. And he’ll actually make it at home or, rather, he’ll buy the ingredients although he NEVER grocery shops! And then he’ll invite his girlfriend to dinner and hand her the recipe (songwriters get away with stuff like that).

Then she’ll make it for him so often it will soon be the only recipe she has memorized, because this dip is that good.

And if it’s not quite as easy as opening a jar of Wishbone it’s worth the effort to measure and mash and mix (which takes 5-8 minutes) because it’s simply the very best blue-cheese dip. Ever.

You’ll serve it with buffalo wings and celery sticks, of course. Or thin it with a little cream and drizzle it atop a wedge of iceberg lettuce. Oh, mmmm…

The Ingredients 

  • 3 ounces of blue cheese, crumbled (or chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons half & half or whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • dash of white pepper

In a medium bowl, pour the cream (or milk) over the cheese crumbles and mash with a fork to break the chunks of cheese into baby-pea sized crumbles (or whatever size you like). Add the remaining ingredients and stir, then serve. Dish your own portion first, or you may not get any.

What do you serve at your table that disappears lickety-split?

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8 thoughts on “How to Make the Very Best Blue-Cheese Dip, Ever!”

  1. I would go with pancetta mini quiches. Usually, my guests eat them like cherries not understanding that making them takes hours!!!
    Loved the story about your songwriter as well the the picture of the empty bowl! Awfully unusual! 🙂

    1. Pancetta mini quiches–yum! Isn’t it strange how hours of work can disappear in a matter of minutes?

      I’m glad you like the true story–usually I find real life is more interesting than fiction.

      The empty bowl turned into the only possible picture because honestly, that’s all that was left by the time I thought to take a picture! 🙂

  2. Our go to for parties isn’t too sophisticated. It is a buffalo chicken dip that gets devoured. Recently though, it was overlooked. We were invited to a cookout of local bloggers by our neighbor. We brought the dip. We wouldn’t make it for a dinner party, but a cookout is something different. I guess the crowd was too sophisticated and the dip was shoved to a table in a room nobody visited. I guess my wife doesn’t wear Lilly Pulitzer so our food is deemed rubbish. Their loss…

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