Let’s pretend for just a moment that I’m sharing this recipe with you for the Superbowl or some other super important get together where there will be many people clamoring for dip.
Let’s pretend that I have never in my life made this in preparation of a night of television watching with just me, my chips, my dip, and an overly full DVR.
You see, people aren’t meant to eat a half of a pound of cream cheese all by themselves in one sitting. So, we’re pretending I didn’t do that. Got it?
I know the two words “pickle” and “dip” don’t necessarily sound like they belong together, but the thing is that this is my most favorite dip of all time. It literally takes about 2 minutes to whip up, it’s utterly fabulous at room temperature (no chilling, no baking, no worrying about the temperature), and did I mention that it’s just plain amazing?
So, go ahead and pretend that you have a house full of people, make some dip, and then pretend like you aren’t the one eating it all yourself. Imagination is good for the soul.
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 to 1 cup dill pickles, depending on how pickly you like things
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
dill, for garnish, if desired
Chop the pickles into very small pieces.
Combine with the cream cheese and Worcestershire sauce until well mixed. Splash in a bit of pickle juice to thin the dip out a bit (around 1 tablespoon, but more is fine, dependent on your taste).
Serve cold or at room temperature with potato chips.