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Your favorite hot/spicy snack?


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#31 fifi

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 07:47 PM

Wasabi peas are my friend.

I do go through periods when I can't wait to get home and stuff some of my home-made pickled jalapeno halves with tuna fish and grated sharp cheddar with a little bit of mayo to hold it together.
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#32 KateW

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 07:59 PM

I like a chewy ginger candy called ting ting jahe. Mom got it for me at a joyce chen store but now I reorder it online by simply googling ting ting jahe and picking one of the many online vendors that sells it because I can never remember where I last ordered it from. It's very spicy and wrapped in paper. Its ingredients are sugar, maltose, ginger, and starch.

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 08:17 PM

I do go through periods when I can't wait to get home and stuff some of my home-made pickled jalapeno halves with tuna fish and grated sharp cheddar with a little bit of mayo to hold it together.

If I love Mexican canned jalapenos rellenos, which I do (my two favorites are tuna-stuffed and the sardine-stuffed), I know your version would be far and away superior, fifi. I'll have to try it! Thanks for the suggestion . . .

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 08:24 PM

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#35 Pan

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 09:23 PM

I like a chewy ginger candy called ting ting jahe.

Yes, yes. I get these 3 bags at a time in Flushing, Queens or Manhattan's Chinatown. I especially like them as cough-drop substitutes when I'm having respiratory symptoms. They are very good.

#36 stagis

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 06:37 AM

Ting ting jahe rules! My challenge is to find snacks that my 3 teens (and the basically live-in boyfriend of my daughter while they're home from college) won't eat.

Wasabi peas are better than croutons in a green salad.

Mexican snack from Barbara Kennedy (?): Raw peanuts and garlic cloves fried in oil with chile powder and salt. Watch to ensure the chile powder doesn't burn. Excellent to build a thirst.

Hot stuff story: Went to a drinking-in-the-afternoon party several years ago. I was running a grill next to a woman who was drunker than me (stranger things have happened). Anyway - I had brought along a selection of my favorites, and they were brutal. I had taken the precaution of marking the bottles with skulls and crossbones..... So, of course, the really drunk guy says he can take anything.....

Luckily, the really drunk female grillcook kept the really-drunk-and-now-pissed-off-at-the-guy-who-brought-those-sauces from beating up the drunk male grillcook..... Saved! Hallelujah!

#37 KateW

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 07:22 AM

I like a chewy ginger candy called ting ting jahe.

Yes, yes. I get these 3 bags at a time in Flushing, Queens or Manhattan's Chinatown. I especially like them as cough-drop substitutes when I'm having respiratory symptoms. They are very good.

Yeah, I eat them too when I get tired of popping those menthol drops!

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 07:47 AM

Favorite easily available spicy snack: Spicy Hot Nuts (peanuts coated in extremely spicy seasonings), a messy and inelegant food. I can only eat a handful or two.

Wasabi peas are tasty, too.

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Posted 05 June 2003 - 08:46 AM

Kimchi bap (kimchi and rice rolled in nori).

Dinner tonight :wub:
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Posted 06 June 2003 - 07:15 AM

Hot wings would have to be my favorite hot/spicy snack. I must say I don't just crave hot spicy foods often. These wasabi peas everyone is talking about sound good though... I might have to go pea hunting.

---- Appended

After reading a different forum, I realized I have another spicy food favorite. My mom makes these 'beef rollups' she calls them where she takes a packet of that thinly sliced beef you usually use for chipped beef and gravy, and spreads a mixture of creamcheese, horseradish, red pepper, garlic and whatever spice strikes her fancy, then rols them up like an eggroll. Sometimes they're on the mild side, sometimes quite spicy... I imagine they'd be great with wasabi instead of horseradis as well.

Edited by Gastro, 06 June 2003 - 07:39 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2003 - 07:26 AM

I like a chewy ginger candy called ting ting jahe.  Mom got it for me at a joyce chen store but now I reorder it online by simply googling ting ting jahe and picking one of the many online vendors that sells it because I can never remember where I last ordered it from.  It's very spicy and wrapped in paper.  Its ingredients are sugar, maltose, ginger, and starch.

I would kill to know how to make these!

Welcome Gastro!

Edited by elyse, 06 June 2003 - 07:27 AM.


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Posted 06 June 2003 - 09:36 AM

Favorite easily available spicy snack: Spicy Hot Nuts (peanuts coated in extremely spicy seasonings), a messy and inelegant food. I can only eat a handful or two.

No can of Spicy Nuts is safe when I'm around... I can eat an embarrasing number of handfuls of these things.

#43 Pan

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 02:43 PM

I like a chewy ginger candy called ting ting jahe.  Mom got it for me at a joyce chen store but now I reorder it online by simply googling ting ting jahe and picking one of the many online vendors that sells it because I can never remember where I last ordered it from.  It's very spicy and wrapped in paper.  Its ingredients are sugar, maltose, ginger, and starch.

I would kill to know how to make these!

Why make them when you can buy them for $1.29 or so in Flushing and about 10 cents more per bag in Chinatown?

#44 elyse

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 02:49 PM

Why, to be cool, Pan. :biggrin:

I don't get downtown as much as I used to.

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 03:48 PM

I don't get downtown as much as I used to.

Too bad. You might want to work on that. :biggrin:

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Posted 06 June 2003 - 03:51 PM

You're right!

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Posted 08 June 2003 - 05:23 AM

Spicy cashews from an Indian store - the cashews are sweet and the spices are tangy - sour, spicy and hot.

You can make these so easilly at home.

1. Get a great big jar of cashews from Costco.

2. At home, heat a karhai (Indian version fo the wok).

3. Put a couple of sppons of ghee (clarified butter) in the karhai.

4. When the ghee is a little hot, but not smoking, throw in some garam masala, black pepper and red cilli powder.

5. When the spices have just cooked (they kinda rise to the surface of the ghee and almost foam), put the cahshews in and start mixing them in the masala.

6. Sprinkle salt on top, lower the heat to medium and stir the cashews until they are nicely coated and are hot to touch.

7. Some of cashews will get a bit charred in the process, but that just makes them oh-so-much-better.

8. When they are nicely done, take them out and put them in one layer on a cookies sheet.

9. Cool them thoroughly before you put them back in the jar.

Quite frankly, if they are not crunchy and tastey enough for you, just throw them back in the wok and fix them.

This is super easy and such a crowd pleaser - they are so good with sweetish drinks like cosmos :)

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Posted 08 June 2003 - 05:43 AM

PCircles,
sounds great!

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#49 elyse

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Posted 08 June 2003 - 06:29 AM

YUM! And welcome!

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 05:08 PM

i love jalapeño poppers.
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Posted 07 July 2003 - 09:53 AM

Favorite easily available spicy snack: Spicy Hot Nuts (peanuts coated in extremely spicy seasonings), a messy and inelegant food. I can only eat a handful or two.

No can of Spicy Nuts is safe when I'm around... I can eat an embarrasing number of handfuls of these things.

I love these things too. I always forget how hot they can be so I eat a handful, feel nothing, eat some more and proceed to find myself gasping for breath. That delay gets me every time.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 10:46 AM

Has anyone tried Pringles Jalapeño flavor?
They also have limited edition Pringles Jalapeno Cheddar.
I was just curious as to what kind of "kick" they had.

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#53 Soup

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 11:37 AM

I love snacks and spicy one are some of my fav.

5. Utz NC BBQ potato chips
4. Charles Jalepeno potato chips
3. Wasabi Peas
2. Tim's cascade Jalepeno potato chips (arguabily the best potato chips on the planet)
1. Hot and spicy pork rinds (I don't care which brand, they are all good).

#54 Milagai

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 02:49 PM

Vanilla ice cream sprinkled with Apple Smoked Red Savina Habanero powder. 

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:blink: :biggrin: (where's the drool emoticon?)

I need to try me some of this!

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#55 Milagai

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 02:52 PM

But my favorite hot snack is any form of chaat.

there are too many kinds to list ...

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#56 petite tête de chou

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 03:16 PM

These peppers soaked in soy sauce with chunks of extra-sharp cheddar cheese and slices of rare beef. I'll eat them until tears run down my cheeks. Incredibly good.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 03:26 PM

Snyder's sourdough pretzels dipped in sriracha.

Zapp's Crawtators.

Blair's Cheddar potato chips.

Chile Today Hot Tamale pretzel nuggets, especially Habanero or Chipotle (I had to google to see who made these, I haven't seen them in a few years).

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 03:56 PM

Has anyone tried Pringles Jalapeño flavor?
They also have limited edition Pringles Jalapeno Cheddar.
I was just curious as to what kind of "kick" they had.

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Eh. Not a whole lot. The jalapeno flavoring has a pretty unsavory aftertaste that seems to linger for ever. Ick.

Aside from salsa fresca, I'd have to say that my favorite hot snack would be a nice jar of homemade hot peppers and cauliflower from someone's garden. The hot mixes in the stores just can't compare... but I'll keep testing them, just in case. :wink:

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 05:57 PM

Spicy Mixed Nuts
Spicy Pork Rinds
Jalapeno Poppers
Salsa
Cajun Power Company's Red Pepper, Jalapeno, and Chipotle Pepper Jellies on crackers with cream cheese
Sardines packed with chilies
Pepperjack Cheese
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My own buffalo wings:

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#60 maher

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 10:43 PM

theres a fantastic choice of spicy nuts, at trymynuts.com .... some of them, like the one with red savina which is just painful