A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Monday, April 19, 2010

White Bean Dip Without Leaving Home

I was at home on Friday afternoon, with a bag of whole wheat Stacy's and a craving for something creamy to dip them into. I didn't feel like leaving the apartment to go to the market, so I figured I'd whip up a dip using a can of cannellini beans and a few other items already in my pantry. The idea for a white bean and fried garlic dip came to me after having watched my sister-in-law make some over the summer. It was so easy and delicious, I figured I'd eventually have to try it myself!

1 can of cannellini beans
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice

Start by heating a few tablespoons of olive oil in a small pan or pot. Drop in the garlic, letting it cook until it slightly browns, about 20 seconds or so. You'll know you have enough oil in there if the garlic is completely submerged. Remove and set aside. Next, drain and wash your beans. Place in a food processor with the garlic and remaining ingredients and combine.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious!!!! You'll have to make it for me when I come :-)