Saturday, August 29, 2009

.Frankenstein Finger Dip.

Frankenstein Finger Halloween Dip Recipe

This is a super simple recipe that has many variations, you and your guests are sure to love this treat!

1 prepared dip recipe (some provided below)
4 long carrots
1 medium-length carrot
5 sliced almonds
Cream cheese

1. Spoon dip into a serving bowl.

2. If you're lazy, simply buy some creepy plastic fingers and serve raw veggies on the side. Or prepare carrot fingers like this: Wash and peel your five carrots. The four long carrots will be fingers, the medium carrot a thumb.

3. Carefully trim a flat, shallow area at the "fingertip" of each carrot. This will be for the almond fingernails.

4. Dab a touch of cream cheese onto the "nail bed" you've created. Top with an almond fingernail.

5. Stick carrot in dip, fingernails up, in the shape of a reaching hand.

6. Serve on tray surrounded with veggies and crackers.

* Just about any dip will work with this, you can make your own or use store-bought dip.
* You could also substitute the carrots with celery and make it Witch Finger Dip, or do both with 2 different dips side by side!

.Simple Dip Recipes.

.Green Onion Dip.
1 large tub sour cream.. 2 cup I think.
6 nice green onions
1/4 cup fresh minced parsley
1 heaping teaspoon fresh minced garlic
Salt to taste.

1. In a large bowl add the sour cream
2. cut green onions in half length ways
3. then cut in small slices.. greens and all
4. Stir well, check to see if it needs salt.
5. Let sit in frig for at least 2 hours for flavors to meld...
6. Serve with chips, crackers or veggies.. We also use it on baked potatoes.

.BLT (Hold the "L") Dip.
1 C. sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 C. good quality mayonnaise
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 C. finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 C. chopped green onion
1/4 C. finely chopped green pepper
1-2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 lb. bacon
freshly ground black pepper

1. Cook the bacon until crisp. Drain. Crumble into little pieces and set aside.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine sour cream or yogurt, mayo, cream cheese, Parmesan, onion, green pepper, and black pepper with an electric mixer until fluffy and well mixed.
3. Stir in bacon crumbles.
4. Stir in tomatoes.
5. Serve chilled.

.Super Simple Spinach Dip.
1 pint mayonnaise
1 small jar baby food spinach
1/4 cup dried minced onion
2 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Add all ingredients into a bowl.
2. Stir.
3. Chill for 2 hours.
4. Serve.

.Pesto Party Dip.
1 (7-oz.) container refrigerated pesto with basil
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

1. Place pesto, cream cheese, sour cream and Parmesan cheese in food processor or blender; cover.
2. Process until mixture is creamy.
3. Serve.

.Caramelized Onion Dip.
4 large onions, sliced (about 6 cups)
1/2 C. butter
1/3 C. olive oil
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 C. sour cream
1/2 C. good quality mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1. In a large skillet, melt butter into oil over medium heat.
2. Add the onions, salt, and pepper. Saute onions over medium heat about 10 minutes.
3. After the 10 minutes, turn the heat to medium-low and saute onions about 20 minutes, until they are caramelized.
4. Set aside to cool.
5. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese sour cream, and mayo in a medium mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until fluffy.
6. Stir in the cooled onions.
7. Serve dip at room temperature.

(Sources: Myself, Divine Dinner Party, Group Recipes)

Enjoy! Look for more soon!

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