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Dragonflys Cornelius Gallagher serves his Gruyère-filled tater tots with a spicy sauce on the side. To make the dip at home, mix 1 cup of Kewpie mayo with 1/4 cup sesame oil, 1/4 cup Sriracha, and 2 tablespoons of sesame-chile oil. Use the batch atop roasted pork or mixed with other toppings on a dragged-through-the-garden hot dog.
Approximate Parm chef de cuisine Robin Reinsmiths addictive Tabasco mayo by mixing 1 cup mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons Tabasco, a grated garlic clove, and lemon juice and salt to taste. Reinsmith pairs his dip with fried calamari, but we recommend slathering it on a BLT.
In a classier interpretation of a game-day wings platter, Recette chef Jesse Schenker serves buffalo sweetbreads with a Blu di Bufala dip. To make the sauce, whip 1 3/4 cups of crème fraîche, then add 7 ounces of Blu di Bufala, 1/2 cup of sherry vinegar, and salt to taste. To finish, fold in diced chives and serve on a jalapeño burger.
This story appeared in the June, 11, 2012 issue of New York Magazine.