Blue cheese dip is just automatically required for hot chicken wings. Absolutely.
However, many versions of this dip compete with the wings. The blue cheese flavor is so intense that it can distract from the wings. This version is less intense — depending of course on the exact blue cheese you choose. For most blues, though, the balance of the amount of cheese with the mayo and sour cream is going to give you a different flavor experience. Subtle, smooth, and complementary to those wings.
Of course, you are free to add in some cilantro or parsley. The blue cheese can be swapped out for Gorgonzola or other options. Do make this dip the day before to get the full power of “one-day” aging!
Blue Cheese Dip
Yield: 3 cups
- 1 ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
Combine the blue cheese crumbles, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, Dijon mustard, pepper and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Blend for 30+ second to create a smooth creamy mixture.
Cover and refrigerate. This dip is best made a day in advanced to let the flavors thoroughly blend.