Monday, April 18, 2011

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Got into the mode to make some dip. here goes:

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Cheeses: Romano, Parmesan, White Cheddar and or swiss cheese. 
About a ladies handful of each type
Chopped Spinach frozen ( 8 or 10 oz ) thawed and squeezed of a water.
Artichoke My preference is "Reese" brand quartered hearts
We don't want a soup.
Butter 3 quarters of a stick
Heavy cream 8 oz
broth I use organic vegetarian stock
White or yellow onions about 3 quarters of a cup chopped
Flour  You can use maitha flour or all purpose type about a quarter cup.
salt ,pepper lemon juice  and some hot sauce ( a tablespoon )

Start off by melting the butter then adding the onions 
Once translucent ( kind of sweat it a bit) add the flour stirring constantly.
Add the heavy cream, We are making a rue. As it thickens add the broth about quarter cup still stirring it
This is no low fat food. Cook it about 10-15 minutes. If the mixture gets too thick add a little more stock.
Add some salt and pepper. Now add the squeezed out spinach. Mix in well. Now add the artichokes as well.
Once stirred in add the hot sauce and the lemon juice. Continue stirring. Now add the cheeses and sir well.
Once the cheese melts and gets incorporated It is ready to serve. Use any dipping chips or crackers. Can be served hot or cold.


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