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The Best Hooters Recipes

Updated June 14, 2019 1.1k votes 837 voters 237.4k views7 items

Hooters recipes - the easy way to prepare the best dishes from the Hooters menu. These are copycat recipes, not necessarily made the same way as they are prepared at Hooters, but closely modeled on the flavors and textures of Hooters's popular food, so you can bring these exotic tastes to your own table for a fraction of the cost.

Hooters is a chain of casual dining restaurants that feature attractive young female waitresses in short orange shorts and low-cut tops. The menu is famous for its chicken wings with different flavored sauces, from hot to Parmesan garlic. Other items are traditional bar fare, such as hamburgers, steaks, and fried pickles. Most Hooters locations have a full bar - if not, they at least serve beer and wine.

From Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits to Buffalo Wild Wings hot sauce, chain and franchise restaurants are popular destinations around the world. Eating out too frequently can be costly, not to mention that it's hard to control portion size, ingredients, or the style of cooking to suit your preferences.

What are the best Hooters recipes? Making Hooters recipes on your own allows you to save money while enjoying your favorite menu items from the casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Hooters recipes from around the Web.
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    Hooters Chicken Wing Sauce

    Hooters Chicken Wing Sauce
    Photo: Mallory Dash / Flickr

    1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks Butter, softened)
    1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    3/4 teaspoon paprika
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    3/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    2 tablespoons chili sauce

    - Mix all ingredients together. This can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Serve this with Buffalo Chicken Wings.
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    Fried Pickles

    Fried Pickles
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 11 ounce jar hamburger dill pickle slices
    2 cups buttermilk

    - Preheat vegetable oil in a large pot for deep frying.
    - Drain dill pickles in a colander. Place them into a bowl with 2 cups of buttermilk.
    - Place all dry ingredients into a bowl; mix well.
    - PUt a handful of pickles out of the buttermilk and dredge into the seasoned flour.
    - Shake off excess flour; place battered pickles into hot grease. Be careful not to place too many picles or they won't fry up crisp.
    - Fry pickle slices until golden brown.
    - Repeat on getting a handful of pickles, soaking to buttermilk, and dredging them to seasoned flour until all are done.
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    Hooters Dipping Sauce

    Hooters Dipping Sauce
    Photo: Brian Herbst / Flickr

    8 ounces Tabasco Sauce
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 tablespoons ketchup

    - Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.
    - Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes; stir frequently.
    - When sauce has completely blended and simmered, pour in a small serving bowl and let it cool.
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