White dipping sauce from a Mexican restaurant

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  1. williamN

    williamN

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    My wife went to a local Mexican restaurant and they brought out chips and a white dip. They don't have it listed on the menu and she wants to find out what it is and how to make it. TIA!!
     
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    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    Give me the name of the town and restaurant----and the phone number if you have it,
    and I'll call them and ask...

    You won't get the precise recipe most likely, but you'll get the name of the sauce/dip,
    and you can search for recipes from there...

    ;c
     

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    Are you sure it was not a melted cheese?
     
  4. williamN

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    I asked my wife why she didn't ask them. She said their english wasn't very good so she picked up a menu and took it with her but when she got home and looked the dip wasn't listed. I thought someone with more traditional Mexican food experience would know right off hand what it was. I have never been there but will ask when I do get around to it.
     
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    Grog Millennium Member

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    Sounds like the cheese sauce. I've been to three different places in my area, and all three have it. It costs extra around here, but it's worth it.

    Darn, now you made me want mexican. time to call my mexican-food loving friend to see if we can go soon.
     
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    Sounds like a queso dip to me. Most of the Mexican restaurants here in Oklahoma serve a queso dip as well as their salsa. Some charge extra for it some don't.
     
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    tat2guy NRA Life Member Silver Member

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    Probably a Oaxacan or Chiuahua white cheese dip. Sorry, I have no recipie to share. Man, it's good stuff, though!
     
  9. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    This is available in our Wally World. It's over in the section by the deli meats in the same cooler with the Sara Lee prepackaged Cheese & Meats as well as pesto sauces, etc.

    It comes in a block and has what looks like jalapeno peppers in it. You cube it and melt it and mix with some milk for proper consistency.

    I'll get the name off one of the packages the next time I go in there.
     
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    has it in the Mexican Deli dept.

    It is in a tub ready to dip.
     
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    We asked at multiple mexican restaurants about the cheese in the white queso. Every time they said simply "white cheese." Finally, we got one of the waiters to bring the actual cheese from the kitchen. The label said "white cheese." Doh!
     
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    They have the same delicious dip in restaurants here. I've asked what it is and they say Monterey Jack melted. I've tried that and it is not Monterey Jack. Wish I knew!
     
  13. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    It's white American Cheese if I'm not mistaken. I looked at Wally World the other day and they were sold out so I couldn't get the name off the package. I'll try again in a few days.
     
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    +1 on being in the deli section of wallyworld and grocery stores.i dont think it's american cheese though.
     
  15. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Found it last night. It is:
    Wisconsin Farms Dipping Cheese
    (Pasturized Process Cheese)
    comes in Jalapeno or Original flavors

    First ingredient on the label is American Cheese, second ingredient is cream.

    1 oz. (a single serving) has 9 grams of fat, 6 of which is saturated fat.

    110 Calories per serving, 80 fat.
     
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    Thanks for all the help....william
     
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    Is that good or bad?
     
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    Here is the ultimate one. They actually tell you the recipe at the restaurant. It's from Miguel's Cocina in San Diego. If you are ever here you have to come and try some if you don't make it yourself. It seriously is super addictive!!

    2 cups whipping cream
    1 cup sour cream
    1 teaspoon chicken base
    1 tablespoon jalapeno juice (from Bottled jalapenos)
    2 tablespoons clarified butter
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 tablespoon bottled jalapenos, minced
    1 ounce shredded monterey jack cheese
    1 ounce shredded cheddar cheese

    Makes 3 1/2 Cups.
    30 minutes 5 mins prep



    1. Heat whipping cream in a heavy saucepan over high heat.
    2. When the cream is ready to boil, stir in sour cream.
    3. After sour cream dissolves, reduce heat to medium.
    4. Stir in chicken base and jalapeno juice and simmer.
    5. While cream is heating:.
    6. Make a roux by warming butter in a saucepan over medium heat, adding flour, and mixing with a wire whisk until mixture is smooth and pale gold in color.
    7. Just before cream mixture is ready to boil again, add roux, whisking briskly and constantly until roux is incorporated.
    8. Remove from heat;.
    9. Stir in minced jalapeno and the cheeses.
     
  19. Roundeyesamurai

    Roundeyesamurai Sensei Member

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    Dude, you sure you want to know?

    ;g

    ;z
     
  20. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Let's just say that's why it tastes good :)