How to use A&B American Style: Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes

Buffalo Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes

It’s time to break tradition. Besides, isn’t everyone sick of Great Aunt Ethel’s sweet potatoes slathered in marshmallows? We present to you: Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes. Toss the wedged potatoes with a little oil, A&B American Style Pepper Sauce, honey, and sage before roasting. Ingredients you can feel good about, even if you’re only doing it so you can eat more pie.

Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into equal sized wedges
  • 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 6-8 fresh sage leaves, chopped into halves
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz blue cheese, crumbled

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F.
  2. Whisk together the oil, A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce and honey.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato wedges in the Pepper Sauce mixture.
  4. Spread the sweet potatoes out evenly on a large baking sheet and season with salt & pepper
  5. Sprinkle the fresh sage leaves on top
  6. Roast the sweet potatoes for 35-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. When cooked through and beginning to brown, remove the sweet potatoes from the oven.
  7. If you like it hot, toss the baked sweet potatoes in more A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce. Top with the crumbled blue cheese, and serve!
Ingredients for Buffalo Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes
Cut sweet potatoes ready for the oven
Roasted sweet potatoes fresh from the oven
Buffalo Blue Cheese Sweet Potatoes with A&B American Style

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How to Use A&B American Style: Foundational Chicken Wings

It’s hard to believe we make hot pepper sauce and have not yet put up a recipe for chicken wings.

That changes now.

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We like to keep things simple at A&B American Style, so here are the foundational elements of chicken wings:
1) wings 2) heat 3) sauce.

Once you lay the foundation, there are thousands of ways to personalize it to your taste. This fundamental recipe is paleo/clean eating-friendly and as simple as they come.

Foundational Chicken Wings with A&B American Style Pepper Sauce

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Season chicken wings with salt and pepper
  2. Add heat
    • Grilling: Heat grill to medium-high heat (375-425°F). Lightly oil grill to prevent sticking. Grill wings for 20-25 minutes turning a few times
    • Baking: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil and top with wire rack. Bake wings in a single layer on the wire rack for 45-50 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking
  3. Near the end of cooking, combine melted butter and A&B American Style Original Pepper Sauce
  4. Once wings are fully cooked, toss them in with sauce
  5. Optionally, put them back on the grill for a couple of minutes to cook the sauce in
  6. Serve with traditional and untraditional sides and more Pepper Sauce
  7. Beers are not paleo, but you are stronger willed than we if you leave them in the fridge

That’s it. Minimal skill required. Minimal cleanup. 

Now that you’ve got the base down, check out a few ways to change things up:

  • Want to make your wings extra juicy? Start by marinating them in buttermilk. While it’s not paleo, this will help them stay moist on the grill
  • Want spicier wings? Try this recipe for Jerk Chicken Wings. Save your hands the trouble of working with fresh habaneros. We capture their essence beautifully in A&B American Style More Heat Pepper Sauce. Substitute in ½ cup of sauce
  • Looking for even more flavor? Check out Juli Bauer’s Sticky Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Wings over at Nom Nom Paleo. The recipe requires some work, but you can simplify it by using A&B American Style With Garlic Pepper Sauce (which is paleo) instead of making your own sriracha (which takes time)

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January 30, 2014

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A&B American Style Super Bowl Bacon Scallion Cheese Dip

THE SUPER BOWL! It's here. It's in our backyard in NYC this year and the lead up to the game has been fantastic. We're really enjoying the back and forth (especially this little bit, which makes us want to add ducks to our recipe below)

Naturally, we believe every football party needs some serious cheese dip. And, we aren't microwaving cream cheese and mayo with frozen spinach and calling that serious.

We are taking two types of cheese. Bacon. Corn. Scallions. Garlic. Onion.

We are using a makeshift double boiler to protect our cheese from scorching (it's easy to do).

We are making some serious A&B American Style Cheese Dip.

We recommend you do the same.

Recipe: A&B American Style Cheese Dip
Ingredients:
  • 6 Tablespoons A&B American Style Pepper Sauce (available at these fine retailers)
  • 1/4 LB yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 LB smoked gouda cheese, shredded
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into thin bits and crisped
  • 1/4 cup canned corn kernels (about 1/3 can)
  • 1/2 cup green part of scallion (sometimes called spring onion), chopped (check this link to fancy this up)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped (can sub the white part of your scallion, too)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 small flour tortillas, toasted in a 400 degree oven for 3 minutes
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 or 2 cups of water for the double boiler setup (don't sweat, it's easy)
Directions:
  1. Toss the shredded cheddar and smoked gouda with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Hold this on the side
  2. Chop 4 slices of bacon into thin bits
  3. Cook on the stove on low heat until crisp. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel to drain
  4. SAFELY! Take out most of the bacon fat and save it in a glass jar or coffee mug in your fridge for making Eggs American Style (recipe coming soon). Keep just enough to coat the pan
  5. Add the onions and garlic to the pan with the bacon fat
  6. Cook on medium heat until translucent and transcendent
  7. Add the corn and green scallions and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside
  8. Save some (about 1 tablespoon) of the bacon, scallion, onion, garlic and corn mixture for garnish. The rest to be stirred into the melty cheese
  9. CONGRATS! You're about half way there. Now we MELT THE CHEESE
  10. A double boiler set up makes it easier to prevent scorching the cheese during the meltification process. 
  11. Start your double boiler setup by adding one or two cups of water to a small sauce pot
  12. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer
  13. Place a medium sized metal bowl over the simmering water. Add the cheese, which you tossed in cornstarch earlier, to the bowl
  14. This metal bowl may get hot. Use a dry towel or pot holder to hold it
  15. Stir the cheese until meltified (8 minutes or less)
  16. Fold in the reserved bacon, scallion, corn, onion, and garlic.
  17. Stir in 6 tablespoons (or more) of A&B American Style Pepper Sauce
  18. Season the dip with salt and pepper to taste
  19. Pour the A&B American Style Cheese dip into a ramekin or other serving dish
  20. OPTIONALLY (but recommended) put your oven safe serving dish under the broiler and brown the top for about 3 to 5 minutes
  21. Garnish with a tablespoon of the bacon, scallion, corn, onion and garlic mixture and more A&B American Style Pepper Sauce (available at these fine retailers)
  22. Serve immediately
  23. ..
  24. WAIT! Don't forget the warmed tortillas, tortilla chips or vegetables
  25. Enjoy!
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Super Bowl Sunday, American Style

The American Style way to enjoy the Super Bowl is with all kinds of innovative takes on classic food. We came across a great list of ideas from Thrillist. Then we noticed that our Pepper Sauce is a great addition to just about all of them.

Here are the top 5 that got us spiced up:

Baller Pulled Pork
Pulled pork and A&B American Style are a great combination. Add some cole slaw and it's everything you dreamed a pulled pork sandwich could be.

Blue Cheese Dip
Seriously, if you're gonna make (or order) wings, make this dip. But, make sure you use A&B American Style instead of Crystal's (not that we don't like Crystal's, use both!)

Sea Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs are one of B's personal favorite uses for A&B American Style. This one has shrimp in it, which only increases the flavor benefit you'll get from adding Pepper Sauce.

Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwiches 
This one looks like  a guaranteed winner. Maybe a bit harder in execution than the ones above, but totally worth it. Use Pepper Sauce to cut some of the richness from the cheese and butter in this recipe.

Po' Boy Sandwich Cups
You know how good A&B American Style is with oysters. So, add some oysters to your meal and really class up the joint before watching grown men in tights beat the pants off each other.


These recipes will hold up without the obscene amount of bacon Thrillist is promoting. Enjoy the Super Bowl and remember that watching sports is not the same as being active yourself. Both are a ton of fun, provided that you don't weigh a ton.

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