Sunday, May 29, 2016

Homemade Ranch Dressing & Jalapeno Ranch

So my kids vacillate between liking homemade Ranch and having store bought. We kinda weekly bounce back and forth between the two to appease their finicky palettes.

Here's our family fav recipe:

Homemade Ranch
1/2 carton sour cream (8 oz = 1 C)
heaping 1-1/2 t dried minced onion
1-1/2 t parsley
1-1/4 t garlic powder
1/2 t seasoning salt (maybe more, per preference)
1/2 t dill weed
Mix well and allow flavors to meld in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Alone, this makes a wonderful Ranch Dip.
If you want to make it more dressing-like, simply add buttermilk, milk, or heavy whipping cream to get the desired consistency.

Now, when we made homemade Potachoes the other other day, I was wanting/needing more of a Jalapeno Ranch to put on top. I simply scooped out several slices of hot jalapeno slices:

and chopped them up fine. Not really measuring though, sorry. Maybe 2 T worth? Anyways, I stirred that into my homemade Ranch and let it set in the fridge for a couple of hours. It turned out great!!!

And then... after a few more days of sitting in the fridge, it got even hotter. Whew. If you don't like so much of a burn, either use a milder pepper OR just not add as much. We like it spicy, so this was great for us.

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