A friend of mine used to bring this to all of our pot lucks when I was living in Chicago. I hadn’t had it in years, so when I was responsible for bringing an appetizer, I remembered this gem – it was a HIT. I’ve had 4 different people already ask me for the recipe, and man, is it simple. See for yourself!
1 cup Mayonnaise
2 cups Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
8 pieces Bacon, cooked & crumbled
1/2 cup Sliced Almonds, toasted
2 Scallions, thinly sliced
Pinch of Salt
Before getting started, place the almonds in a pan on the stove on medium-high heat. Watch them carefully as they will burn if you’re not careful! Once they are toasted, set aside and let cool. Meanwhile, in a food processor, blend the cheese, salt, and mayo until well combined. Remove from food processor, and place is a medium mixing bowl. Then, add in the bacon, scallions, and cool toasted almonds. Toss to combine, and put in the refrigerator for about an hour.
I love serving this with Ritz crackers – everyone will love it. Enjoy!