Introduction: Kitchen Skills: Blue Cheese Dressing

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An Essential Kitchen skill in my mind is Blue Cheese Dressing, It can be used for so many things. Such as Burgers, Buffalo wings, salad, Fries and you can even get creative and figure out what else it pairs well with.

This dressing is probably the easiest thing i have ever made , and it tastes great. Im going to go ahead and say that it will taste better than any Store bought blue cheese dressing you have ever had.

So here we Go...

Step 1: Mason Jar

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first off The mason jar is really important. If you don't put your dressing in a glass jar it will turn all watery and nasty, i don't really know why but it does trust me!

Step 2: Ingredients

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Three Ingredients For awsome blue cheese dressing is quite amazing isn't it.
1. Whole Head of Garlic

Yes we use all of it. But if you want less use less.

Step 3: Ingredients

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2.Hellman's Real mayo

Use the whole jar!

Step 4: Ingredients

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3. Crumbled Blue Cheese
You Can actually use as much as you want but i used a 5oz. container

Step 5: Lets Start!

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Get a Medium sized mixing bowl, and dump in the mayo.

Step 6: Garlic

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Take your head of Garlic and break it apart into separate cloves. Use as much as you like i use a whole head, because i like garlic alot!

Step 7: Thats Assault......No Its Garlic!

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Take the side of a chefs knife and use it to smash each clove of garlic by pounding your fist against the flat side of the knife.

After you Pound all of your garlic cloves, take off the skin and discard!

Step 8: Mince It

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Now use your chefs knife to mince your garlic, which means chop it up as small as you can. You can not mess this up, so dont worry chop it the best you can!

Step 9: Add It All Together

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Add your garlic into the bowl and blue cheese... Simple!

Step 10: Mix It Up

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Mix it all up really good until everything is combined well.( I used a rubber spatula)

Step 11: Finished!

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Now Take your bowl of dressing and Stick it in the Glass Mason Jar, this can be tricky i just spoon it in, and it works fine.

Also refrigerate your dressing for 24 hours before you use it, it lets the garlic and cheese flavor seep into the mayo. but you can take a little taste now just to test it !

Now you Know the basic kitchen skill of the extremely versatile Blue cheese dressing!!!!

P.S. Leave me a message or comment if you try this, let me know how you used it, and how awesome it was!!!!

Comments

mkmangold (author)2012-10-18

I can save a step here and save some residual dressing, too. I'm not sure how many people know this, but the blade attachment for standard blenders (not VitaMix or Ninja) fits the smaller-mouthed Mason jars. So just put the ingredients into the Mason jar in the first place, attach blades and blend. The only waste will be on the blades.

herquiltness (author)2012-10-18

Liking this one a lot! The buttermilk hint is a good one, but I suggest not adding it until ready to use so that the dressing can be multipurpose, or adjusted to individual tastes. Garlic lovers (and people who need to ward off vampires) thank you!

kcli (author)2012-02-23

Sounds yummy! Can it be kept in the fridge for a LNG time ( or will it go bad after xx weeks)?

vptony (author)kcli2012-02-23

far as i know it lasts a while, i have never had any go bad on me yet

l8nite (author)2012-02-16

I like the combo of bleu cheese and garlic as well, I mix them into cream cheese for a spread or burger topping. Your dressing sounds AWESOME but a little thick for my taste on salads (burgers or a sandwich it would be great) adding a little buttermilk will thin it and give an added bite. Thank you for sharing.

vptony (author)l8nite2012-02-17

Yes it is a great combo, thats the beauty of a simple dressing you can add to it to suit your tastes without screwing it all up. Thanks for the input!

l8nite (author)vptony2012-02-17

You seem like one of us who aren't afraid to experiment in the kitchen or tweak a recipe to suit your taste. My sister is a trained chef, I'm a kitchen experimenter, we were having a discussion the other day on facebook about a recipe she shared. OK I was teasing her about the unpronounceable terms and ingredients for what was basically an eggs with peppers and onions in tomato sauce when a cousin chimed in that if it isn't written in the recipe she doesn't do it. Unfortunately there are many like her who if the recipe calls for an ingredient they don't like, will use it anyway and then not like the dish, or, as in this case, not add liquid to thin it down or peppers to spice it up. I'm looking forward to more ideas from you to play around with !

vptony (author)l8nite2012-02-17

Yes thats me, i take things and make them my own sometimes, i dont really follow recipes i go in the cabinet and invent something lol. Such as my pizza crust that everyone i know loves, it doesnt really have a recipe i just throw it together lol. i will be putting that on here soon as well. thanks for the comments!

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