Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Dipping Oil

Ever been to an Italian restaurant that served oil with bread? I never liked that concept-or at least, their version of it. It was 95% oil and 5% spices. IF that. So, I made up my own version that is nearly the opposite. It is DELICIOUS. A great, simple but impressive addition to any meal. If you have the crusty bread, you should DEFINATELY make this.

In a small dipping bowl, add:

3/4- 1 cup olive oil (depending on size of party)
1 1/2 t. garlic powder
2 shakes onion powder
a pinch of Thyme-crushed
2 shakes Oregano

Mix well.

Add two sage leaves...but be sure to pinch or rub them first, as this allows the flavors to meld a bit more.

Then just dip away!

This is very garlicy-just how I like it. Only eat it with those whom you love. Or especially DON'T like and won't be in close proximity to. If you like less garlic, by all means, change the proportions.

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Brenda said...

Hey Rebecca,
Italians call that oil Italian butter. I am almost all Italian I know the lingo lol.
I agree with you though there is never enough seasonings. So whenever I go to those restaurants I tell them to double up on those seasonings.

I have made my own version too. I look forward to trying yours! Have a blessed day.

LBP said...

We love dipping oil! It is very expensive in the store. thanks for the recipe.