i am obsessed with frank’s hot sauce. obsessed, i tell you.
my girlfriend, amy, just wrote the same thing in an e-mail, so i thought i would dedicate this post to all the ways i can think of to use frank’s hot sauce, and not in super fattening ways.
1: my #1 favorite way: buffalo chex mix!!!
get creative with the mix ~ think about almonds, cashews, triscuits (amazing), pretzels, do you need to go gluten-free? how about fiber-rich crackers or gluten-free snack crackers? it doesn’t have to be unhealthy, y’all.
melt 2 tablespoons of butter. i think these mixes usually call for more like 6 tablespoons, so you’re really reducing the fat this way…
add a BUNCH of frank’s. maybe 3 tablespoons? never too much for my beloved hot sauce.
add worcestershire sauce.
add lawry’s seasoning salt, or ranch seasoning, or old bay seasoning, or goya? anything you want. get creative!
the final delicious touch ~ add celery seed. you know ~ buffalo wings and celery???? so yummy. you can add some after you bake the mix too.
2: here’s a delicious quick snack: quick buffalo cheese dip and celery
this is too easy. take some laughing cow cheese, mix it with a little bit of blue cheese, or just get the laughing cow blue if you want. mix it with some celery seeds, and pour frank’s hot sauce over it! eat with celery. that’s a great way to get your celery in…
my friend amy mentioned salad with hot sauce. great idea!
3: iceberg lettuce wedge with buffalo ranch dressing
make ranch dressing from a packet ~ in my opinion, leave out the mayo. ranch dressing is so good with the milk it calls for, some dijon mustard, some maytag blue cheese, and lemon juice. add frank’s hot sauce and you have a really tangy, delicious dressing! don’t forget the crisped up turkey bacon ~ YUMMMM!
4: buffalo-style tuna cakes
i’ve already bragged about these in previous posts. but these tuna cakes are SO good. here they are again…
1 can of tuna
1 can of garbanzo beans
some worcestershire sauce
one laughing cow cheese
one stalk celery, chopped
one egg white, for binding
frank’s hot sauce!!!!
and coat these cakes in corn meal ~ it’s amazing!!!!
i feel like i’ve forgotten some other ways i like to use frank’s ~ i’ll keep thinking today and will post more later!
if you have any great ideas you’d like to share, please do!!!!