I have a weakness for dips. I am that person at the dinner party who ruins their appetite by parking themselves in front of the guacamole and chips station. You would think that I’ve learned my lesson by now, but the other day I was at a friend’s birthday party and someone brought out hot, cheesy artichoke dip, and, well…you know how the story ends. After eating most of it, I sheepishly asked where the recipe was from, and that’s how I stumbled on the easiest, tastiest artichoke dip to make at home. I am officially screwed. Here’s how to do it:
Drain some artichoke hearts in a colander, then roughly chop — some chunks are good. Dump them into a bowl, then add some (okay, a lot of) mayo, salt and pepper, and parmesan cheese. Stir, throw the mixture into an oven safe bowl or large ramekin, top with some cheddar cheese if you feel like it (I did here) and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. THAT IS IT.
And since I can’t leave a recipe alone, these are more add-ons I would try: some garlic, sour cream, chives, a dash of worcestershire sauce, some chopped pickled jalapeño, red chili flakes, lemon juice, BACON, and just about any cheese your heart desires.
Mmmm. What are your favorite dips?