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Habanero Sauce Party Mix
An entire generation grew up munching on Chex® party mix. Adding the habanero takes it up a few notches on the Scovie Heat Scale!
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons habanero hot sauce
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
8 cups mixed Chex® brand cereals (corn, rice and wheat)
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup mini-pretzels
1 cup bite-size cheese crackers
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
Combine the butter, Worcestershire sauce, habanero sauce, and seasoning salt in a small bowl and mix well. Place the cereals, nuts, pretzels, and cheese crackers into a large zip bag and pour the butter mixture over them. Seal the bag securely and shake it until all pieces are evenly coated.
Pour the contents of the bag on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and serve.
Yield: About 15 servings
Heat Scale: Medium
These pakoras are some of the easiest Indian snacks to make. I collected this recipe at the Shikarbadi Hunting Lodge outside of Udaipur. You can use any vegetable you like, but I recommend the softer vegetables such as peppers, eggplant, onions, and thinly sliced potatoes.
2 cups gram (chickpea) flour
1 teaspoon red chile powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Water as needed
Peanut oil for frying
Thinly sliced green chiles (such as serranos), onions, eggplant, and potatoes (about 3/4 cup each)
In a bowl, combine the gram flour, chile powder, salt, turmeric, and baking powder and mix well. Add water and mix well until the batter has a creamy consistency. Heat the oil in a deep pan until water splatters when sprinkled on it.
Dip the vegetables in the batter, drop them in the oil a few at a time, and cook them until they are golden brown. Serve them in bowls with the vegetables all mixed together.
Yield: 6 servings
Heat Scale: Mild