It’s not the first time I have blogged about Donairs. If you are from Halifax, and you like beer, you probably love ’em.
I feel like this post should be an informercial. You know how they go… during the set up, they show the clumsiest, most uncoordinated goof trying to do a simple task without success. In this case, there would be a girl in her ‘Downtown Finest’ sitting at a booth at KOD with donair sauce running down her elbows and no-doubt in her hair. She’d look to the camera and exclaim helplessly, “There’s gotta be a better way!”
Now there is… HaliDip! (in my best Billy Mays inspired voiceover)
HaliDip was inspired by a hunger-laden discussion with hubs on the way home from work last Thursday, when he told me of his God-awful (sorry hun) Donair Soup idea. Here is where I reference TV again… if you watched House, you know that moment when someone was talking to House about a totally unrelated matter and House’s eyes would glaze over and he would all of the sudden run out of the room with the diagnosis? That was me, except it was a related matter, I was buckled in and couldn’t run and the diagnosis was actually a recipe.
Well today I made the dream into reality and I think I have put together the next big Halifax potluck and house party sensation… I used my inlaws as willing guinea pigs and everyone loved it!
Hot Donair Dip (aka HaliDip)
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp each salt and black pepper
- 1 8oz container regular cream cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1 cup donair sauce (from your favourite pizzeria, or better yet, your own)
- 1 tomato, seeded and diced
Pita chips or tortilla scoops for dipping.
Sadly, I couldn’t get my hands on any pita today to make pita chips, so I served the HaliDip with tortilla scoops. Since the dip is heavy, it’s best spooned on.
We all had the best of donair, but no one needed a shower afterward! I’ve done it! The wild Donair has been domesticated!
For only 3 easy payments of $19.95…
Edited Jan 7/14: I’m so excited that this post has finally taken off! I also wanted to let you know that I’ve also spread the unbaked dip on thick sliced french bread and broiled them in the oven – DELISH!