Does Bleu Cheese sauce make you blue? Does Ranch dressing make you wretch? Have I got a dip for you! I call it Alpine sauce because it is as close as I can get to the Alpine Sauce of my favorite childhood pizza hangout – Lindenloft Pizza. The would spread it over hot dog buns and call it garlic bread (it is garlicky) which cost $.92 cents an order back then. It was also good as a salad dressing. No one ever knew what it was exactly because the owner wouldn’t let anyone make it besides him and his wife however, my childhood best friend, Lisa, worked that and one time the owner and his wife got sick so he gave the recipe to Lisa. She never shared it with anyone and did not write it down but to the best of her memory, this is correct. We enjoy it with chicken wings, raw vegetables and occasionally Top Girl and I will pour it over hot dog buns, heat it up and call it garlic bread.
Before we make it, you should know that it stays in the fridge for about a week and I recommend you making it at least 3 hours before you plan to use it to let all the flavors meet, mix and marry!
1 Cup Mayonnaise
¼ Cup Sour Cream
½ Cup Buttermilk
¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 envelope Italian Seasonings dressing mix – dry
1 Tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dill
Hot pepper sauce to taste – this is optional and not part of the original dish
Mix it all together.
Cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours and preferably overnight.