Dip & Cheeseball Recipes Ideas
Here are some ideas how you can use Phil's Fixin's dip mixes:
You can also adjust the quantities to your personal taste, 3/4 cup or 1 1/4 cup instead of 1 cup. (I prefer 1 & 1/4 cup of sour cream with 3/4 cup of mayonnaise.)
If you buy 250g of sour cream (1 cup) you can use the empty container to measure out the mayonnaise...no measuring cup to wash!
If you make the dip with spreadable cream cheese use it as a spread on sandwiches, bagels, or toast instead of butter.
Melt 1 lb. of butter and mix in your favourite dip, then let it harden (you can use butter molds available on Amazon.) Use this spiced butter on steaks, baked potatoes, toasted baguette slices, etc.
Mix your favourite dip with mayonnaise and brush it on chicken breast. legs, and wings before you BBQ or fry it.
Take 1/2 a package of Phil's Fixin's and mix it with some buttermilk and marinate chicken breasts, wings, or legs in the fridge for an hour or so. Take the other 1/2 of the dip mix, mix it with bread crumbs, then dip the chicken in the bread crumbs and fry.
Use a rotisserie basket on your BBQ for your wings then toss the wings in a bowl with your favourite dip mix. (You could split the wings into 2 or 3 batches and have a variety of flavours!)
Take your baked potatoes to the next level. Make the dip with all sour cream and add a sizeable dollop to each baked potato! Have several flavours at your next family dinner.
Save money and make your own hamburger patties. Take your favourite ground beef and add chopped onions, jalapenos, mushrooms, or whatever, then season the mixture with your favourite dip mix. Then press them into patties. Make lots and freeze some!
Baked Crab: Take it up a notch, replace the crab with lobster. Not crazy about seafood, replace the crab with pulled chicken or pulled pork. Don't want to fuss with the oven, make it in a mini crock pot or even the microwave.
Make fresh, warm pretzels to enjoy with our dips! Here is my favorite recipe:Makes: 8
Hands-on Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 ½ hours
- 1 ½ cups Lukewarm water (100F)
- 1 tbsp Granulated sugar
- 2 ½ tsp Active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp Melted unsalted butter or vegetable oil
- 3 to 3 ½ cups All-purpose flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ cup Baking soda
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbsp 2% Milk or water
- Optional: Course sea salt
- In a large bowl, combine ¼ cup of lukewarm water and the sugar until it’s dissolved. Sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
- In the same bowl, mix the remaining lukewarm water and the melted butter.
- Add 3 cups of flour and the salt. Using a wooden spoon, mix until dough is smooth and sticky.
- On a lightly floured work surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic. Sprinkle extra flour if you need to prevent it from sticking. This will take about six-eight minutes of kneading.
- Transfer to a greased bowl and ensure that the surface of the dough gets greased all over. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free environment until it has doubled in size. This can take up to an hour.
- Punch down the dough. Divide into eight pieces.
- On a lightly floured work surface, roll each piece into 20-inch rope. Curve each rope to make a horseshoe shape; cross the ends over each other twice. Bring the ends up to create a pretzel shape, and press gently to seal. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place finished pretzel on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining seven pieces
- Stir the baking soda into a large saucepan of boiling water. Gently lower the pretzels into the water, one or two at a time. Cook them for 30 seconds. Using a skimmer or a large spatula, remove pretzels from the water and return them to the baking sheet, placing them 2 inches apart.
- Preheat the oven to 400F. In a small bowl, combine the egg and milk. Brush the tops of the pretzels with the egg-milk mixture. Sprinkle with course salt if desired.
- Bake on the top and bottom third of the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top, rotating the baking trays halfway. While the pretzels bake, whip up your favourite Phil's Fixin's dip!
- Let cool on the baking sheets on wire racks for 10 minutes. Serve them warm with the dip of your choice, available at Phil’s Fixin’s!