Pancetta Horseradish Dip and Chips for Company

By • March 30, 2011 • 4 Comments



Author Notes: I have fond memories of the tubs of Bacon Horseradish Dip you could get in the 70's. Now that I know better, I make it myself. This is one of the things I came up with after making pancetta for Charcoutepalooza which I am "auditing". Use pancetta from the store or substitute your favorite bacon. Freshly-grated horseradish is best here, but the kind in the jar is ok. - Helen's All Night DinerHelen's All Night Diner

Food52 Review: This dip is fantastic and extremely versatile. It came together very quickly, the most laborious task being rendering the pancetta. Then, a little bit of chopping and stirring and you are done. It's spicy and cooling at the same time. So far, it has been part of a cheese platter, a dip for cut vegetables, slathered on roasted salmon, and used as an impromptu salad dressing. - testkitchenettetestkitchenette

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

For the Dip

  • 1/4 pound homemade pancetta cut into lardons
  • 3/4 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cups non-fat GreekYogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel, Meyer if you can get it
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

For the Chips

  • 1 packet sandwich size pita bread
  • olive oil in a pump (Misto)
  • your favorite course salt
  1. Cook the pancetta lardoons in a heavy bottomed frying pan until nicely browned. Drain on paper towels & let cool.
  2. Chop the parsley, chives, and thyme together until fine.
  3. Mix the sour cream and Greek yogurt in a bowl. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir to mix. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for an hour or longer.
  4. Meanwhile back at the ranch, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut each pita around the edge with a small knife or scissors to yield 2 circles. Cut circles into 6 wedges. Spread on a sheet pan in one layer. You may need to do in batches. Spray the pita wedges lightly with olive oil. I use my handy dandy Misto. Sprinkle liberally with your favorite course salt. Toast in the oven until evenly golden brown. Watch them carefully! Cool on a rack.
  5. Serve with the chips and your favorite cut vegetables.
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Tags: can be made ahead, Cocktail Party, dips, fresh horseradish, Pancetta

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2011-03-07_18-28-41_870

over 3 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. So glad you enjoyed it!!!

Stringio

over 3 years ago testkitchenette

It was delicious! It's going on some balsamic syrup massaged kale tonight!

Stringio

over 3 years ago testkitchenette

I will be testing this and am looking forward to it!

2011-03-07_18-28-41_870

over 3 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

Thanks for testing this! I hope your and your family enjoy it. My husband loves it! If you can't find pancetta, just use your favorite bacon... Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.