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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

http://www.thesurvivalgourmet.com/im...agnabutter.jpg

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.

http://www.thesurvivalgourmet.com/images/bagnasoup.jpg

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.

http://www.thesurvivalgourmet.com/im...naanchovy2.jpg

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

http://www.thesurvivalgourmet.com/images/bagnacream.jpg

Once you stir it, it will smooth out.

http://www.thesurvivalgourmet.com/images/bagnastir.jpg

Find some bread to dip...

http://www.thesurvivalgourmet.com/images/bagnadip.jpg

And, well you know the rest...

http://www.thesurvivalgourmet.com/images/bagnaeat.jpg

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".

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ighlight=bagna

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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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