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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Leek Dip


 Pat,Annabella and I have a severe addiction to Wegman's Leek dip. Let's be honest, we have a Wegman's addiction. If you are unlucky enough to not have one, it is hands down the best food store on the planet. It even has it's own buzz feed.
 So we are moving back to the Philadelphia area in a few months…the cheese lady at my local Wegman's informed me that very few Wegman's still make this dip. She informed me it isn't as popular other ones. (which my brain cannot fathom, because it is hands down THE BEST one they make). Now I haven't asked around to see if the stores in Philly make it, but I decided that I am not taking any chances. I simply looked at the ingredients and went from there.

I used:
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
a quarter packet of french onion dip mix
about 2/3 cup of chopped/sauteed leeks (butter to saute)


I for one have never prepared leeks before, so here are some links for those of you that also have not.
cleaning
more cleaning
cooking leeks

-I started out by cutting and cleaning the leeks.
-I then sautéed them in a little bitter of earth balance butter for about 5 to 6 minutes.
-While I was cooking them, I added all of the other ingredients together.
-I used a quarter of the dip packet. The spread we buy at the store does not have a strong taste of this dip. If you prefer a stronger taste, you can add more.
-add cooked leeks to the mix and refrigerate for at least 5 hours.
- You don't want it to be too "wet" it is supposed to be thicker, so if it's too wet looking you might want to add more cheese, leeks and powdered dip mix ;) 

Now here is the eating it part. When we first tried this dip we spread it on baguettes. I would recommend doing this first!! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, spread the it on generously and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. It's heavenly.

At this point our addiction has taken us to being really lazy and just slathering it on nut thins cold and eating it right out of the fridge. Still amazing, but do yourself a favor and try the cooked way first ;)




2 comments:

  1. We don't have a Wegmans but that looks delish!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  2. That looks so good! The closest Wegman's too us is about an hour away up by Harrisburg, so we don't get to make it there too often, but when we do, I love it. Best grocery store ever!

    xo,
    Kay
    www.whitetrashfairytale.com

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