Sunday, March 15, 2009

Just remember not to touch any mucus membranes while you're eating it

My Chex Mix project is done!
As you may remember, I was trying to create a version that actually qualified as HOT. I liked the flavor of the "Bold Party Blend", but wanted something hotter. I'd tried the "Hot and Spicy" blend, and was extremely disappointed to discover that it was created by a bunch of wusses. Thus I took it upon myself to create something with a satisfactory level of heat.

It took a few tries, but eventually I came up with something I liked.

Here's what I did:

1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

2. Get one of those gallon-size plastic bags with the sliding zipper, and fill it with about 5 cups worth of a mixture of Rice Chex, Wheat Chex, Corn Chex, Cheez-it crackers, pretzels, mini-ritz crackers, and garlic melba toasts (or bagel chips).

3. Then, make your seasoning mixture:
*a quarter-cup of garlic butter, melted
*an eighth-cup of Worcestershire sauce (I like Lea & Perrins best)
*an eighth-cup of hot cajun seasoning (I used Emeril's Bayou Blast, which wasn't as hot as I'd hoped. Feel free to add extra cayenne pepper if you want it hotter),
*a few generous shakes of your favorite extra hot sauce. There are plenty to choose from. I used Widow sauce.

4. Stir it all together and pour it into the zipper-bag with the rest of the stuff. Seal it up (leaving plenty of air inside) and shake it up really well.

5. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil, and spread the mixture onto it.

6. Bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees (halfway through, stir it around a little bit), shake some more hot Cajun seasoning on top, then turn the oven off and let the pan sit in the oven until it gradually cools down.

It is YUMMY.
I think next time I'll try a little more hot sauce....


CH!CA said...

My brown eye doesn't like that idea, it would cry. But! Yay for finding something that will work for you, now patent it, and sell it to chex!!

Janna said...

Chica: Chex would probably want to sue me! :)

Da Old Man said...

You do know I would be afraid to try anything you think is hot enough.

But, that being said, I do have some stuff that is uber hot. I'll email you what it is and where to get it.

Janna said...

DaOldMan: Ooooh!

Jamie said...

Honestly. Tell these people if it doesn't clear your sinuses for at least a week, it isn't worth the effort of eating... pass the hot sauce.

Thom said...

Sounds hot hot hot to me :)

Marilyn said...

I might try this.

maryt/theteach said...

Too hot for me, Janna! But my husband, Vinny, would love it! :)

Janna said...

Jamie: Yaaaay! I wholeheartedly agree!

Thom: And yummy too!

Marilyn: Please do!

Mary: Make him a batch and see what he thinks! Just make sure to use REAL hot sauce instead of something wussy like Tabasco.

Mo said...

frankly i'm amazed you have any mucous lining left

Janna said...

Morgen: I seem to have an inexhaustible supply!

Travis said...

And will you market this recipe to the non-wusses?

Janna said...

Travis: I'll market it to whoever can handle things that are deliciously hot. :) If the wusses want to give it a try, too, that would be great! And probably quite entertaining!