Red Hot Problem
I have a Red Hot problem…a Frank’s Red Hot problem. I don’t even know how it started…I never liked it before – at all. If I was going to choose a hot sauce, it would be a chipotle flavored something or sriracha (how the hell is that spelled?) or even wing sauce. I would have never considered putting the regular Red Hot on food. I probably never even tried it, outside of using it in a recipe, but I imagined it was just hot sauce that provided burn with no flavor. I had a bottle of it in the fridge – probably got it for free or cheap, or needed it for a specific recipe. It mostly just languished in there. I’d pull it out when we had guests who may want to use it, but neither Lo or I used it.
Until that day. I don’t even know what day it was, or where it was, but my brother-in-law (thanks Dave) put it on something he was eating and said it was really good on there (shredded chicken nachos?). Whatever it was that we were eating, I thought could use more flavor, so I tried it too. It was so good!
Occasionally I’d put it on something else that I was eating, and Lo thought it was weird because he thinks its gross (even though he loves hot sauces). Recently, I’ve wanted to put it on everything though (no, I’m not pregnant). The flip cap on our bottle is broken, so it kind of just sits on top, and Lo swears that the sauce ate through the plastic. Really, it was just dropped.
I put some on my chicken tacos tonight and he walked in the kitchen and saw it and exclaimed (in a very exasperated voice) that I had a problem. He said it was probably eating a hole in my stomach, like it did to the lid. I’m only putting a couple of splashes on my food, so it certainly couldn’t be hurting me any…but I do admit it’s kind of a problem. While looking for a photo, I found that Frank’s has a slogan of “I put that shit on everything”. I don’t think I’ll get to that point, but I don’t forsee this “problem” coming to an end.
This is not a sponsored post. Franks didn’t give me the hot sauce or ask me to review it. As a matter of fact, I believe that the Red Hot that I’m using expired sometime last year. Don’t worry though – it’s just a suggested “best used by” date (I swear, I looked it up). Vinegar based sauces are fairly safe from spoiling – especially if kept refrigerated.