Lemon Peppercorn Dip – #GameTimeGrub

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So what did you all think of the all-star festivities over the weekend? Pretty fun, right? I decided to watch the shootout and (surprisingly good) dunk competition from the warmth of my home. As a snack, I warmed up a bag of all-natural Alexia Smart Classics Crinkle Cut Fries, and made a Lemon Peppercorn Dip to dunk ‘em in. Outstanding.

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I love peppercorn sauce on steak… and it’s such a luxury when there’s enough left over to dip fries or onion rings in.

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So Saturday night, I made this delicious peppercorn dip in roughly the time it takes to conveniently heat up Alexia gourmet frozen fries.

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Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the same Lemon Peppercorn Dip using ingredients found at Walmart…

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1. Pre-heat the oven to the desired temperature found on the back of your favorite bag of Alexia Fries or Rings. Do this about 30 minutes before making the dip.

2. In fifteen minutes the oven should be ready to rock-n-roll. Arrange the frozen potatoes in a single layer on an 11″ x 17″ baking sheet and slide them in the oven.

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3. Over a low flame, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in the base of a medium size skillet.

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4. Add 1 tablespoon worth of shallots and butter and 2 tablespoons of green peppercorns (in brine) to the skillet.

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5. Now is probably the time to stir the Alexia fries or rings halfway.

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6. In about three minutes time, the shallots will be soft. Add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to the pan and cook for about a minute.

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7. Then add (and stir) 4 teaspoons of flour until it is absorbed into the other ingredients. This should take about a minute.

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8. Add 1 cup of beef broth and 2 large lemons worth of zest to the skillet, and let it reduce to half for the next 5 minutes. Use a medium flame and stir occasionally.

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9. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the skillet and stir. Let the sauce thicken over the next 5-6 minutes using a low flame. Stirring occasionally, this is when you might think, ‘This looks like peppercorn sauce!”

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10. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet and stir.

11. Add salt to taste.

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12. Pour into a small serving bowl and garnish with a few curls of lemon zest.

13. Remove Alexia fries or rings from oven, and plate.

14. Enjoy!

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As I mentioned before, all the ingredients for Lemon Peppercorn Dip can be found at Walmart;

Alexia is located in the potato section of the ice cream aisle at Walmart - #gametimegrub - #ad
And, be sure to stop by the Ice Cream aisle, and grab a bag of your favorite Alexia Frozen Fries & Rings to compliment this game time indulgent dip.

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Enjoy the rest of the basketball season everyone!

Lemon Peppercorn Dip
 
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Recipe type: Dip
Serves: 6-8 people
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced shallots
  • 2 tbsps green peppercorns (in brine)
  • 2 large lemons worth of zest
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tsp flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Over a low flame, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in the base of a medium size skillet.
  2. Add 1 tablespoons worth of shallots and butter and 2 tablespoons of Green Peppercorns to skillet. In about three minutes time, the shallots will be soft.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to the pan and cook for about a minute.
  4. Add (and stir) 4 teaspoons of flour until it is absorbed into the other ingredients. This should take about a minute.
  5. Add 1 cup of beef broth and 2 large lemons worth of zest to skillet and let reduce to half for the next 5 minutes. Use a medium flame and stir occasionally.
  6. Add ½ cup of heavy cream to the skillet and stir. Let the sauce thicken over the next 5-6 minutes using a low flame. Stir occasionally.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet and stir.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Pour into small serving bowl and garnish with a few curls of lemon zest.
  10. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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