Sriracha is the condiment with the cult-like following. Who knew a condiment could get such a following. Yes, ketchup, it’s red condiment counterpart is popular in our culture, but it definitely doesn’t hold up the craze like this newer spicier red counterpart. People who love sriracha even love advertising their love for it with tee shirts, hats and miscellaneous chachkis. It’s now so popular it’s not only an ingredient in cooking, it sits on tables of casual restaurants across the country, just like it’s 2nd cousins, ketchup and mustard.
Saucing with Sriracha
Sriracha is put on everything from eggs to burgers and tacos, so why not try it with a popular American party side dish, deviled eggs. My husband is a huge fan of the sauce, so he even concocted his own sweet dipping sauce a while back to add a little sweet heat to dishes.
My husband is a fan of the original Sriracha created in California, aka Rooster Sauce, but I’ve become a fan of a variation of it you can find in some specialty stores or online like this one. They really have the best deal on it! Try it if you haven’t yet, it’s so good!
Heat it Up!
I’ve had a weakness for deviled eggs since childhood. I was the kid that used to scarf down a couple deviled eggs at a party and then go right back to the table for a couple more. Now these deviled eggs might not exactly be kid friendly, but if you have a curious kid with an experimental palate as 2 of our kids are, they might actually like them if you make them at the level the recipe is written in. Our 2 more adventurous tasting boys ate 1 only mildly commenting about spiciness, but then asked for a second, so that says something. Our third boy refuses to venture with tasting different things, but oh well. We’ll keep trying to coax him to try new things.
If you’re not making these for kids and are sharing them with people who enjoy a little heat in their eats, add another 1/2 Tbs or so more to the recipe. Just taste your mix before you fill your eggs.
Give these colorful and fun appetizers a try and let me know what you think!