The dip is a big part of any meal, especially if it’s Superbowl season. That being the case, it’s important that you perfect the skill of crafting the ideal dip. Buffalo chicken dip is one of the best dips that you can use for these times of the year, but there’s quite a lot that goes into making it. With so many options and so many things that could go wrong, you should educate yourself on all the things that can make it go right. After all, the best way to do something right is by doing it yourself — but only if you’ve already attained the knowledge necessary to do so. That last part is often left out of the adage leading to electric shock in DIY electricians and bad dip in DIY chefs.
Without further adieu, we’re going to give you 10 of the best tips that you can use to produce a stunning buffalo chicken dip that will have all your friends coming back for seconds.
1 – Get the spice right
Any good dip needs a certain level of spice, but to find the right concentration of heat, you’ll need to practice a bit and fine-tune the recipe until you achieve perfection.
There are many different kinds of peppers that you could use to adjust the intensity of your dip. You could use the more common jalapenos for a controlled measurement of spiciness since most people can estimate the strength of a dip based on the volume jalapenos present. If you want to really get hot, you could use small amounts — or big amounts if you’re a sadist — of the Carolina Reaper in your dip.
Bear in mind that this is the hottest pepper in the world so your friends won’t appreciate it being in the dip if they aren’t used to spicy foods. That said, it might be fun to watch your best pals breathe fire and frantically search your fridge for milk — which you may or may not have hidden prior to serving the dip.