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    Can Anybody Describe Hoover Sauce?

    The Mississippi Delta episode of Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix) included raves for Hoover Sauce but failed to describe it. It's available here: https://www.themississippigiftcompan...s/hoover-sauce. But no help there, either. Can anyone solve the mystery?

    #2
    I'll grab the cheap shot opportunity........................it sucks.

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    • jhapka
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      Full of dust, nuts of Cheetos, pet hair, and toenail clippings.

    • JGo37
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      oh.... I get it (now). LoL

    • Troutman
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      Knew a girl once with that nickname.....

    #3
    The creator says he was trying for the flavor of roast Cantonese duck. There are recipes for that online so I assume you
    could find a recipe to make a similar sauce.

    https://dixiediningblog.com/2009/08/...-hoover-sauce/

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      #4
      it's described as soy, sweet 'with spices'. I'd assume it's got some heat from Sichuan peppercorns, some five-spice, etc. Which reminds me... I need tp make something like that.

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        #5
        Here's the phone number to the Lee Hong Co. Grocery Store in Louise MS:

        (662) 836-5131

        the store closes at 5PM daily. I imagine you can buy Hoover Sauce directly from them paying shipping and handling. Online articles mention that Hoover Lee has shipped some around a bit.

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          #6
          Thanks, all; intriguing. Mark V you've provided the only explanation I've seen--double thanks. I just may give it a try through the link I provided or the store JGo37 identified.

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            #7
            Don't say I didnt do anything for y'all...

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            Yes I just bought it. Taste test to come.

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            • fkrall
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              Please let us know. If you remain standing, I'll take that as a positive sign.

            #8
            Ok...

            Consistency of a glaze. Color is dark reddish brown.

            Taste - soy, sweet, onion.

            Verdict - it's fine, but I don't think it's rave worthy. I'll try it on chicken tomorrow and see if it transforms. If not, I'll add some 5 spice and Sichuan peppercorn to it. I'm guessing this is a hit in MS due to the relative lack of Asian sauces there (I assume) and the fact that it IS good.
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            • fkrall
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              Thanks--I should have read ahead!

            #9
            You didn’t taste it and say...”DAM!”

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            • rickgregory
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              Nope.

            • JimLinebarger
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              Beat me to it. But I was gonna say "I'll be damned if I can."

            #10
            If I were going to replicate this I'd do:

            4 parts light soy sauce
            2 parts honey
            1 part ketchup
            rice wine or distilled vinegar to taste
            I'd start with 1tsp each granulated onion and garlic if you were making a quart of this

            Then taste. I think I'd add some five spice. Hot pepper or sriracha to taste if you want heat (this has none).

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