Yesterday I shared Burnt Lumpia‘s infinitely delectable recipe for Spicy Sweet Adobo Wings. But what are hot wings without something to dip them into? Well, they’re darn delicious hot wings I guess, but having a nice, cooling dip to accompany them is not only a tasty decision, but also a rather wise one. I certainly have that masochistic passion for very spicy foods, but even I can admit that it’s a good idea to have something to tame the fire a bit. And when it comes to wings, my culinary coolant of choice is a creamy, zesty blue cheese dip.
Sure you can buy pre-made varieties at the store, but half the time those aren’t even made with real cheese. Anyway, it’s so easy to make it yourself, and probably way cheaper in the long run. When I first made these wings, I tried to make some kind of coconut dip since I thought it would pair nicely with the Asian flavors. The dip didn’t turn out (though it did inspire a savory coconut-cilantro flatbread.) I soon figured out that blue cheese dip is delightful no matter what wings you’re aiming to dip, so I’ve stuck with this classic ever since. I’ve tried different ways of making it, but this ridiculously simple, 4-ingredient dip is just right, in my opinion.
Blue Cheese Dip
Makes about 8 oz of dip
- 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled (bigger crumbles for chunky dip, smaller for smoother dip)
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Salt (optional)
1. Add the blue cheese crumbles to the sour cream and mix well.
2. Add the pepper, taste, and add more if needed. If needed, add salt to taste.
Yep, that’s it. Told you it was easy, didn’t I? You’ve got your wings, you’ve got your dip.. now the partying can begin. Enjoy, folks!