Nashville Hot Sauce

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  • Recently made famous by KFC Nashville Hot Chicken, Nashville Hot Sauce is the sauce used on the regional dish that has been around way longer than KFC has been selling it. The hot sauce is more of a paste than a sauce, thick and grainy, it is full of flavor.

    Nashville Hot Sauce is a regional hot sauce made from cayenne pepper, other spices and brown sugar. Served on fried chicken! #nashvillehotsauce #hotsaucerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Nashville Hot Sauce is a regional hot sauce made from cayenne pepper, other spices and brown sugar. Served on fried chicken to make Nashville Hot Chicken.

    Hot sauces vary from restaurant to restaurant with some using a small amount of their sauce in the chicken brine or breading and others dredging it when it is cooked or on the side for dipping. One thing is always the same, it is HOT!

    Have you ever been to Nashville? Hubby and I love it! We stay down on lower Broadway and hop from bar to bar listening to the stellar live music all day long.

    Add a few good ole southern iced teas, moonshine, BBQ and Nashville Hot Chicken and you have yourself a nice little weekend. In fact, it has been nearly a year since we have been which means we are due for a trip!

    Nashville Hot Sauce is a regional hot sauce made from cayenne pepper, other spices and brown sugar. Served on fried chicken!

    Nashville Hot Sauce can be made with a vegetable oil or butter base. Although a vegetable oil base won’t harden as easy, I personally like a butter base. You can use a smidge of honey to stabilize the sauce.

    It just requires the sauce to be warmed up slightly before using, because butter solidifies when chilled. Use clarified butter, butter without fat solids, works best.

    You can also vary the amount of cayenne pepper used to adjust the heat. We like it hot, so I use a lot!

    Buttermilk Fried Chicken

    Traditional Nashville Hot Chicken is served on white bread with pickles. However, I wanted something a little more hearty and sweet to compliment my Nashville Hot Sauce, so I opted for buttermilk biscuits. Who doesn’t love biscuits?

    Also served with vinegary pickles, I used my honey habanero pickles. Serve over my Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Popcorn Chicken or Nashville Hot Sauce Sliders.

    Do you like spicy foods? Here are a few more you’ll enjoy!

    Nashville Hot Sauce is a regional hot sauce made from cayenne pepper, other spices and brown sugar. Served on fried chicken! #nashvillehotsauce #hotsaucerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Nashville Hot Sauce is a regional hot sauce made from cayenne pepper, other spices and brown sugar. Served on fried chicken!
    Nashville Hot Sauce
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
     
    Nashville Hot Sauce is a regional hot sauce made from cayenne pepper, other spices and brown sugar. Served on fried chicken!
    Course: Condiment
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: hot sauce recipe, nashville hot sauce
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 263 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup unsalted clarified butter
    • 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper more or less to taste
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 2 teaspoons black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon honey , optional
    Instructions
    1. Combine clarified butter with the rest of ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until combined.
    2. Make sure to come back and let us know how you liked this recipe. We love comments and ratings! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Nashville Hot Sauce
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 263 Calories from Fat 207
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 23g 35%
    Saturated Fat 14g 70%
    Cholesterol 61mg 20%
    Sodium 1369mg 57%
    Potassium 118mg 3%
    Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 10g
    Protein 1g 2%
    Vitamin A 50.3%
    Vitamin C 3.5%
    Calcium 2.2%
    Iron 3.2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

     

    Nashville Hot Sauce is a regional hot sauce made from cayenne pepper, other spices and brown sugar. Served on fried chicken! #nashvillehotsauce #hotsaucerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

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