RECIPES

Benedictine

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This spread can be used as a dip or a sandwich ingredient. The condiment was first created in the late 1800's by a Louisville caterer named Jennie C. Benedict. Although this recipe can look strange and moldy to outsiders, it is staple of the Kentucky Derby. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Large cucumber
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Dash green food coloring (optional)

Preparation

Step 1:

  • Pare, grate, and drain cucumber. Combine with remaining ingredients in food processor.

Step 2:

  • Serve as is or as a sandwich or canape spread. Thin with sour cream to make a dip for vegetables.