Garlic Peppercorn Ranch recipe

by Jon Sullivan - 2019-12-04 - Food

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Ranch dressing is the multi-tool of sauces.

While I make ranch dressing a lot, I never eat it on salads. I'm a balsamic vinaigrette salad kind of guy. For me ranch is more like a condiment. Way better than ketchup on fried potatoes. Great in mashed potatoes instead of the usual butter and milk. I like to replace mayo with it on sandwiches. The ubiquitous "side of ranch" to dip all manner of things. I even fancy it instead of creme on fish tacos. Not fancy, just basic tangy and savory.

As a bonus, it's super easy to make and lasts a long time in the fridge.

I've been asked a few times about the recipe, so here it is. A few tips :

- The recipe has "1/4+ cup buttermilk". This is where you make it as thick or thin as you need. More buttermilk for salad dressing, less if you're using it as a dipping sauce.
- This is my go-to for mashed potatoes. I replace all the butter and milk you'd normally use with an equal amount of ranch.
- You really need to make this at least a day ahead. The raw garlic is vital to the flavor, but it's a bit too strong at first. Or not if you like that kind of thing.
- You can vary the garlic and pepper to taste, I actually use more than the recipe below. But that can blow your taste buds. Try the recipe and add more if you want.
- The flavor of the herbs and dill will build a bit as it rests overnight.

Ingredients :
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tbsp dried (or fresh) dill weed
1/2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
1/2 tbsp minced fresh chives
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 tbsp grated onion (not diced)
1/2 tbsp ground pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
1/4+ cup buttermilk

Instructions :

  • Mix all your ingredients together.
  • Add more buttermilk to get the thickness right.
  • Add salt as needed.
  • Let rest in the fridge overnight.

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    SHARON SULLIVAN
    2019-12-04 09:35:44 : This was so yummy! I'll be making some this weekend. A very large batch. I like all your ideas on what to use it in too.

    Marilee Harrison
    2019-12-04 09:38:28 : This sounds awesome. I am going to try this!

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