What makes it so good? As I scoop yet another chip into the tub of cottage cheese, I often ask myself that same question. There is some kind of synergy between the salty, crunchy chip and the cool, mild cottage cheese that makes it hard not to keep eating...and eating.
It's certainly not an elegant snack — Knowlton doesn't admit to serving it to guests — but it could be an easy appetizer for a casual gathering. If you want to get a little fancier, buy an artisanal cheese, like the Cowgirl Creamery version pictured above, or try Bon Appétit's recipe for horseradish-cottage cheese dip. You might be surprised by how much you like it.
Read more at Bon Appétit: • Ask the Foodist: What food are you embarrassed to like? • Horseradish-Cottage Cheese Dip
Are there any semi-embarrassing snacks you would serve as an appetizer?
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(Image: Diane Fields/Bon Appetit)