I was recently inspired to combine my affinity for pickles and my love of dipping things into other things and decided to make you a batch of dill dip.
Now, I know every lady loves the taste of a thick, juicy gherkin, but when you slide one in your mouth and it's all squishy, it kind of loses its appeal, which was my problem with the first recipe I tried. As tasty as a kosher dill coated in sour cream can be, the odd squishy texture of the pickle really turned me off. Thus began my search for a dip that would satisfy my big pickle urges without the bothersome softness that can occur when a kosher dill is left in the cold.
Enter this recipe from AllRecipes.com, which, all kidding aside, really got me going. It's full of flavor, it's silky smooth, and when it slides down your throat you'll want to swallow more again and again. It's every boyfriend's dream.
The best part of this dip? It's easy. Just like your semi-drunk single cousin at every wedding reception ever. You toss everything in a bowl and stir it together. (Except your keys. Don't put your keys in the bowl. This is not that kind of party.)
What do you toss in, if not your keys? I'll tell you:
1 cup of mayo (the real stuff, not Miracle Whip or "salad dressing")
1 cup of sour cream (save the rest to put on noodles)
1/2 tbs dried parsley
1 1/2 tbs onion (chopped up into super-teeny-tiny bits--do not include severed fingers)
2 tbs dried dill weed (dill weed, not the other kind of weed)
1 tsp seasoning salt (optional)
Once all that's mixed together, stick it in the fridge overnight. Do not cheat on this step. I know you want to eat it all immediately, but the good things in life are worth waiting for; or so the abstinence advocates tell me. (For more information about the frequency of my sex life, check out this post.)
When it comes time to pull out the dip, serve it up with some kettle-cooked chips and a fizzy beverage.
(This was actually my dinner Thursday night and I have no regrets! Well, okay, maybe I have one or two regrets....)
Give this a whirl for yourself and if you want to turn me on to your favorite dip, leave a link in the comments!