Serious bacon lovers know that if bacon had a team in the NFL, it would most certainly be in the Super Bowl. So if you're having people over for the big game, or even if you're watching with immediate family, or hell, even if you're watching the game by yourself, you know that you want dips and chips and other finger food at your side.
The best source for seriously delicious bacon-centric finger foods and dips is James Villas' incomparable
Bacon Cookbook,. So we're going to feature recipes adapted from Vilas' book every day leading up to the big game.
Today, Hot Bacon–Blue Cheese Dip, after the jump.
Hot Bacon-Blue Cheese Dip
- 6 thick slices lean smoked bacon
- 1 small onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup lager beer
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- 1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled
- Your favorite breadsticks
In a large skillet, fry the bacon over moderate heat till almost crisp, drain on paper towels, and crumble coarsely.
Pour off all but about 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet, add the onion, and stir 3 minutes. Add the flour and stir 3 minutes longer. Whisking, add the milk and beer, then add the Worcestershire and cayenne. Bring the mixture to a low boil, whisking, cook for 2 minutes, and remove from the heat. Add the bacon and blue cheese and stir till the cheese is melted.
Transfer the dip to a small bowl and serve with bread sticks.