I will soon be driving between Orlando (don't ask!) and New Orleans. And as usual, I am up for detours. Where, fair chowhounds, may I profitably and appropriately slake hunger and thirst along the way?
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.
This Creole classic was actually designed for the dried kidney bean—an inexpensive staple that could simmer away while Monday’s wash gets done, with a hunk of pork or sausage from Sunday night’s supper.