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5 pound bag of Blue Cheese... Recipe ideas?

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Carbear99 Dec 3, 2008 12:25 PM

Just picked up a 5 lb bag of Blue Cheese at the Grocery Outlet for $3.99! I'd like to use it for mostly for baking, recipes that I can make now and freeze unbaked or baked and thaw and/or bake all month long. I just made Gougeres and froze them unbaked.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. todao RE: Carbear99 Dec 3, 2008 12:36 PM

    Bleu Cheese Dressing for ever ;>}

    Crumble up the bleu cheese (all of it)

    Combine:

    3 quarts plus one cup Best Foods Real mayonnaise
    3 Tbsp ground black pepper
    3 quarts plus one cup sour cream
    5 pounds bleu cheese
    4 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
    1 cup Worcestershire sauce
    7 ounces apple cider vinegar (subst. red wine vinegar)

    Well, I love bleu cheese dressing ...

    1. Phoo_d RE: Carbear99 Dec 3, 2008 01:09 PM

      This is a rather strange unofficial recipe but I love it and it's very quick and easy.

      Slice 1/2" thick rounds of polenta (the kind that comes in a tube)
      Place rounds on the bottom of an oven safe baking dish, sprayed with non-stick spray
      Crumble blue cheese on top of the polenta rounds (I'm liberal with my cheese)
      Cover the rounds and cheese with your favorite spaghetti sauce
      Grate fresh parmesean and or romano on top
      (Cover and freeze at this point if you want)
      Bake at about 375 until cheese is melted and polenta is warmed -about 20 min

      It's a quick and easy meatless dinner.

      Phoo-D
      http://www.phoo-d.com

      1. Justpaula RE: Carbear99 Dec 3, 2008 02:07 PM

        How about a pizza? Bake off some pizza dough and top it with the cheese and some figs and prosciutto or maybe sliced pears and thinly sliced shallots. Then pop it back in the oven a bit to get all melty goodness.

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          raidar RE: Justpaula Dec 3, 2008 02:14 PM

          I agree. Blue cheese pizzas are sooooo good. As well, I would suggest making some homemade burgers and either filling them or topping them with cheese. Heck you could make some dressing for wings and have a meat/blue cheese heart inducing party!

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          berkleybabe RE: Carbear99 Dec 3, 2008 02:41 PM

          Whoowee! What a buy! I think the gougeres are genius. They freeze well for a long time. And, while I've not made it, have planned to, I know about a blue cheese savory/app cheesecake. Check online. Cheesecake freezes really well and if you make these in 1/4 portions you'd have great starters for a year or more.

          For presents, make a Blue Cheese fondue; our local bistro serves this and it's runny and gooey and just delicious to dip foccacia or other good bread into.

          Will you let us know what you do with this bounty?

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            adamshoe RE: Carbear99 Dec 3, 2008 03:33 PM

            That's a lot O'Stinky cheese!!! Good buy!! Try blue cheese cut w/ a little cream cheese, then spread on dried apricot and top w/ a toasted pecan. Yummy party hors d'ouevres....
            Adam

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              jaykayen RE: Carbear99 Dec 3, 2008 05:02 PM

              Into cream...for pasta sauce. You can freeze that.

              Then, pasta with walnuts, maybe mushrooms.

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