Game Day Provisions: Ranch-Style Loaded Potato Dip


Game Day Provisions

The Technique

Ranch-Style Loaded Potato Dip

A hostess can rely on the convenience & versatility of creamy dips to fill in for a variety of needs on game day particularly when a championship game is set to unfold on the gridiron. Savvy starters are some of the most valuable players as they step in at a moments notice to satisfy hungry football fanatics quickly & pair perfectly with crisp, colorful vegetables or crunch time chips. These hard working contenders can be prepared well in advance & make smart use of common ingredients to produce quality taste that’s a cut above the rest. Ranch-Style Loaded Potato Dip starts with the basic fundamentals but looks to the bright notes of citrus juice to freshen this appetizer filled with game day charm.

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makes 8 servings

Style Points

All of the flavors you love on a baked potato can be found in this zesty 7-layer dip. Arrange strips of cheese over the top to resemble football laces for extra crunch time points.

1 {16-oz} container sour cream
1 {1-oz} packet Ranch salad dressing mix
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
6 bacon slices, cooked & crumbled
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
2 scallions, sliced
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
Salt & Pepper Potato Chips

Whisk together the sour cream, the dressing mix, the garlic & the lime juice in a small bowl. Spread the mixture into 2 small oval gratin dishes. Layer evenly with the Cheddar, the bacon, the blue cheese, the scallions the parsley & the chives. Chill 1 to 24 hours. Serve with Salt & Pepper Potato Chips or pub-style French fries.

The Extra Point

Spoon the dip over baked potatoes & top with grilled steak for a tasty lunch or dinner.

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How To Juice Fresh Limes

Limes can be used in both sweet & savory foods pairing well with just about anything making them extremely versatile. They are also good for holding the bright color desired when accompanied with foods that have a tendency to change once sliced as in the case for avocados. When choosing them from produce bins, select fruit with a bright, uniform color. Pick them up & gently press them in your hand. They should feel firm with a slight give to them. If the zest is desired, take care of that task first by running the outer portion over a microplane grater, then slice the limes in half for juicing. Extracting it from the citrus is simple when the correct tool is used.

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The Technique

 When fresh lime juice is needed for recipe applications, it’s important to have the right device that will release every bit. A glass juicer where the reamer is set over a small bowl to collect the juice can be used or my preferred choice is a lemon press. These valuable tools are generally coated with a non-reactive finish to prevent the acid from producing off flavors. Citrus halves can be placed in the custom fit compartment then the handles pressed together to extract the juice over a small bowl. It’s efficient enough to press every bit of juice quickly. Once the task is complete, the pulp & seeds will be left behind. Simply remove the used lime halves & discard them. Before adding the juice to recipe applications, pour it through a small fine wire mesh sieve to collect any seeds or unwanted bits of pulp that may be in the bowl.

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