The Bacon Salt test kitchens were in full R&D mode last week as we're doing a set of product demos with a sour cream maker in Wisconsin at a store called Roundy's. So, we scrambled to find something that goes well with sour cream and Bacon Salt.
After many, many spectacularly messy attempts, we came up with something absolutely awesome: a Bacon Salt Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream dip. It's really, really good - I think we made the heartland proud.
Bacon Salt Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream Dip
· 12 oz cream cheese (1.5 cups) – very important: NOT the whipped kind as it comes out too runny
· 1/2 cup sour cream
· 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
· 1/2 tsp black pepper
· 2 tablespoons chives
· 2 tablespoons Hickory Bacon Salt (plus a little more for dusting)
Mix all ingredients with hand blender in large mixing bowl. Serve in dip bowl with pretzels with sprigs of chives as a garnish. Refrigerate overnight and serve with an ice bowl underneath if possible to keep it cold (this is optional).