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Bigmista 01-06-2007 06:02 PM

Let the Bagna Begin...
I just started making a crock pot full of Bagna Cauda for a party and I couldn't remember anybody taking pictures of the process so I decided to snap a few to share...

First, melt 1# of butter in a crock pot with 1/2 cup of garlic

When the butter is melted, add 4 cans of "Cream of..." soup. For this batch I used 2 each of Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Celery.

Add one whole tube of Anchovy Paste or if you can't find it, 1 small can of Anchovie, chopped up works. Yes, you need them and no, it doesn't taste fishy.

It will look awful at this point no matter how much you stir it. Nature of the beast.

Ater letting it simmer for a while, add in the heavy cream

Once you stir it, it will smooth out.

Find some bread to dip...

And, well you know the rest...

I never could figure out how something that starts off so ugly can come out so good!

djmarko 01-06-2007 06:06 PM

Oh my, I can actually smell the garlic!

Plowboy 01-06-2007 06:23 PM

Okay, I'll ask. What the hell is it?

Plowboy 01-06-2007 06:23 PM

Looks like vomit

MilitantSquatter 01-06-2007 06:28 PM

It's in our Roadmap... Italian for "warm bath".

Greg made this at the bash this summer and everyone went nuts over it. A warm garlicy, creamy dip good with bread etc. It's a bit overpowering for me with all the butter, cream and garlic.. I like it but in moderation. Will keep the wife away for months...

Mista - Thanks for documenting with pics... Maybe we can add this to the post already in Roadmap when complete.

Plowboy 01-06-2007 06:36 PM

Interesting. Don't know if I've ever seen it or had it. 1/2 cup of garlic! Oh my gawd.

bbqjoe 01-06-2007 06:41 PM

Mista, title the shots, with explanation.

SmokeInDaEye 01-06-2007 07:05 PM

Mmmmm. I can still taste the batch Poobah made after Thanksgiving. Wish I had some more now. Does anyone know how it holds up frozen? Could be nice to make a big batch and vacuseal smaller portions for smaller groups.

And I love that anchovy toothpaste, too, Mista.:twisted:

Bigmista 01-06-2007 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by bbqjoe
Mista, title the shots, with explanation.

Done Joe. I'll add the finished pics in a bit.

BBQchef33 01-06-2007 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by Bigmista
I never could figure out how something that starts off so ugly can come out so good!

hey mista.... thats what yur mama told me at your wedding... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :tongue:

ok... ok..... im goin

But i couldnt hold back that one. :twisted: :eusa_clap :twisted: :eusa_clap :twisted: :eusa_clap

Bigmista 01-06-2007 07:42 PM

All pics are added in now.

bbqjoe 01-06-2007 07:48 PM

Good job Mista!!!
Except that last pic scared the **** out of me!:biggrin:

Brauma 01-06-2007 07:50 PM

Man that looks...naughty!!! When I make it the first time I'll take a Lipitor before, a Zocor during and a Provachol before I go to bed.

bbqjoe 01-06-2007 07:53 PM

I'm willing to bet a "Phillips" screwdriver might be needed too.

Bigmista 01-06-2007 08:53 PM

I've never had that problem. You guys might want to look into drinking a glass of water occassionally.

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