I’ve been messing with this concoction for the last few weeks. This is a dip version of one of my favorite party appetizers growing up……the Snack Pickle. You would mix cream cheese with a little bit of garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce and horseradish. Spread this cream cheese mixture on a few slices of Buddig ham and then roll a Kosher dill spear in the ham……this makes a snack pickle. BEST PARTY FOOD EVER (IMO)!!!
Since I am working with smooth dill pickle chips I had to think outside the box a little to recreate this childhood food favorite. I first took this dip to an Oscar party I was invited to at the end of February and it was there that a friend requested it for her upcoming 40th birthday. So here is the recipe……..Snack Pickle dip.
- 16 oz cream cheese (block)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon horseradish
- 16 oz of smooth pickles, chopped (hint-the weight is measured after you drain the pickles)
- 9 – 10 oz of ultra thin ham, chopped (I’ve used Buddig and Hillshire farms varieties)
Mix the cream cheese (after you have let it soften to room temperature) with the garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce and horseradish until smooth. Add the chopped pickles and ham and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Serve with club crackers or some other cracker if you prefer.
I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!