Are you missing out on some of the best hot sauce pairings? Then get in the game and open up your culinary world by saucing some of these tried and true foods.
Create a Hot Sauce Pool in Your Potato Skins.
Potato skins are probably one of the best inventions of all time. What could be better than a crispy potato bowl filled with bacon and cheese? Let that saucy deliciousness flow and drown your potato skins with a hot sauce pool.
In a Puddle Next to Pizza
Pizza is great anytime. But add some of your favorite hot sauce to the side to dip the crust and extra cheesy parts into and you will discover that pizza is nirvana with more spice. (Nope - not exaggerating)
Ramen Noodles are made for Hot Sauce
Whether you get your noodles from a gourmet Asian place, or make them at home for 15 cents a packet, Ramen Noodles seem to be made just to soak up the awesomeness of hot sauce. No matter the brand, or the level of spice, it just makes the dish complete every time.
Eggs Anyway Anywhere
Eggs and hot sauce go together like milk and cereal, like peanut butter and jelly. Sunny-side up eggs are often the gateway that gets many people addicted to hot sauce.
Potato Chips, Because Snack Time Should not be Boring
The crispy ridges make a great snack when it is too early to enjoy chicken wings or a full meal with hot sauce. Just sprinkle some of your favorite sauce on the chips and dip them a creamy dip to enjoy the contrast. Why? Because you can, besides you don't need my permission!
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Like their eggs, chickens seem to be the perfect carrier for hot sauce. Fried, baked, boiled, broiled, who cares? As long as there is plenty of spice to add chicken is an easy choice for hot sauce lovers because it does not compete with the spice in anyway. The texture carries the flavor without overwhelming it like beef sometimes can.
Mac and Cheese Please
Mac and Cheese makes a great carrier for even the spiciest of sauces. Whether you want it poured over the whole dish, or just a drop here and there to spice up the meal, the creamy cheese complements spice well.
Broiled, Baked, Grilled or Fried Shrimp
Shrimp, like chicken wings, are great any day. But when you add your favorite hot sauce before cooking and let it caramelize just a bit they turn into addictive little bites that you can never get enough of.
Oysters, Clams, Scallops... Oh My
Raw, grilled, smoked, or steamed a drop of sauce on each one brings out the saltiness and somehow makes this sea sourced aphrodisiac even better!
Mix With Mayo, Slather on Your Sandwich
Turn your lunch into a party by mixing a bit or a ton of your favorite hot sauce into the mayo before you slather it on. As it sits in the fridge all day the flavors will come together and you will wonder why you ever ate your mayo plain.
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