The essential condiments

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  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Well, we've had mayo, mustard, and ketchup threads and those must be the essential big three condiments. You'd expect any house to have those three in the fridge.

    To those, I must add five that I'm never without.

    1. Worcestershire sauce -- I prefer French's to Lea and Perrins

    2. Heinz 57 sauce -- more to favor burgers and beans than for steaks.

    3. Tabasco -- obviously, but usually there's a Crystal or a Trappeys, too.

    4. Barbeque sauce -- I like Cattlemen's sauce with a distinct chipotle flavor but no artificial smoke.

    5. Salsa -- I keep changing brands, but I like the medium hot.
     
  2. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    hot sauce = Louisiana hot sauce
     
  3. LSUMASTERMIND

    LSUMASTERMIND Founding Member

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    Amen
     
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  4. TexasTigers

    TexasTigers Are You With Me ?

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    I know I will have my Louisiana citizenship revoked for this.
    but I just love Cholula Hot Sauce.

    That stuff is awesome.... I put it on everything after having Tabasco as my hot sauce of choice for over 20 years.

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  5. LSUMASTERMIND

    LSUMASTERMIND Founding Member

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    yes you can hand your papers over to me.:nope:
     
  6. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    all essentials.

    for me it would be tabasco before the worchestershire, and it would be 1a and 1b of tabasco and louisiana brand hot sauce. both have their place and i use both very liberally. im not sure i know how to eat eggs without one or the other.

    i put heinz 57 on onion rings in place of ketchup.
     
  7. BAY0U BENGAL

    BAY0U BENGAL I'm a Chinese Bandit

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    Panola worchestershire sauce.

    57 sauce is the best on hashbrowns and fries.

    Haven't really found a sound barbeque sauce yet, but I'm still looking.
     
  8. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    Melinda's hot sauces as well as Panola. I remember Chef Hans sauce being pretty good too,

    Now all I use in the kitchen is Sembal Olek. It's a Habanero chile paste so use it sparingly but the Habanero has the best flavor for me.
     
  9. Chase4LSU

    Chase4LSU Waiting on Mettenberger

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    I prefer Lea and Perrins Worcestershire, but everything else is in my pantry:thumb:
     
  10. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I usually buy either Lea & Perrins or French's worcestershire sauce. Whichever is the cheapest in the store i'm in.

    Only Heinz ketchup. If it ain't Heinz it ain't ketchup

    Both Tobasco and Crystal hot sauce

    French's yellow mustard and Grey Poupon plus whatever dijon mustard ;

    I keep both Heinz 57 and A1 steak sauce for different things and sometimes I mix them

    For bar b que chicken and burgers I like the regular Kraft BBQ sauce but Stubbs makes a good one too. For BBQ shrimp I make my own BBQ sauce.

    The hot Pace Pecante Sauce is my salsa of choice

    I also like to keep a bottle of Pick A Pepa Sauce. Very versatile for creating sauces.

    Zatarain's Remoulade Sauce is great for sandwiches and poboys
     

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