Bagna cauda (garlic dip)

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Olive oil
¼ pounds Butter (1 stick)
5 \N Garlic cloves, chopped fine
6 \N Anchovy fillets, chopped or mashed
\N dash Pepper

Heat the oil and butter together in an earthenware pot over hot water or in a double boiler. In another pan cook the garlic in a bit of the oil until it is soft. Add the anchovy fillets, and cook until the fish dissolves into a paste, about 5 minutes. Add all to the pan of hot oil and butter. The Bagna Cauda is kept hot in the middle of the table. Guests dip celery, cooked and cooled artichokes, endive, cucumbers, green onions, and Italian bread into this mixture.

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