Sunday, August 4, 2013

Green Onion Spread

Some years ago a local supermarket where I used to live would make this green onion cream cheese ball and sell it.   You had to be there when they put it out because it disappeared fast.   During holiday periods they would  make more of it, but it was still a very popular item.   And so good.

Lately I've been thinking about foods that I used to love, and for some reason have not made for a long time.  And since I was going to go and join the ladies at our weekly get together on Friday, I decided to try and replicate the Green Onion Spread.

I got pretty darn close, I will probably tweak it a little more from time to time, but for now this basic recipe works.   And you know, I bet it would also be good on a baked potato as well.
Sometimes you have to think not just outside the box, but on the side as well.

Ingredients

8 oz Cream Cheese, low fat is fine here
4 oz. low fat sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 bunch green onions, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, minced  (or you could add more)
1-2 ounces finely shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

To start with, chop up a bunch of green onions, or scallions if you choose.   I cut them lengthwise into quarters, and them sliced them across so they were minced.   You really don't want chunks of onions if you can help it.   I then took a clove of garlic, from the elephant garlic I had bought, and minced that finely.   I went to the freezer and took out a half of a frozen jalapeno and minced it.   Dumped it into the bowl and added an 8 oz. block of room temperature cream cheese, mixed that together with the onions, garlic and jalapeno.   Add the sour cream, grated Pepper Jack Cheese, and mayonnaise.    Taste at this point and you can add more Jalapeno or more cheese or just leave it as is.

I was told this was very good, and you know, I agree.  I will definitely make this one again.    And now that I have the recipe written down here, I don't have to try and remember just what I did.

Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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