Pete rose's all-american artichoke dip

Yield: 16 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Dijon mustard
¼ cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Jane's Krazy Salt OR
1 tablespoon Seasoned salt
2 cans Water-packed artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 pounds Cream cheese, softened

The Pete Rose Ballpark Cafe may be designed to look like a stadium, but the kitchen is cooking up coconut-almond shrimp - not popcorn and peanuts. "I look at coming here as going to a ballpark and talking to fans. The only difference is, I don't swing the bat here." says Rose, who hasn't stepped up to the plate since 1986. (Rose was banned from Major League Baseball in 1989 for gambling.) These days Rose is happy serving sports fans dips instead of doubles.

But, he says, "I still follow sports religiously." And with 60 televisions situated strategically around the Cafe, he and his customer can't miss the latest scores.

The 17-time All-Star says that whether you're playing in the outfield or running a restaurant, the winning strategy remains the same: consistency. "I thrived on it as a ballplayer, and I thrive on it in this restaurant."

Mix mustard, mayonnaise, salt and artichokes; add cream cheese and blend well. Microwave 35-40 seconds. Serve warm with chips.

Submitted By RICH HARPER On 06-19-95

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