Ranch has long held a special place in the hearts of Americans. Since its inception in the 50's, it steadily gained popularity until it toppled ketchup as America’s most popular condiment, all while becoming synonymous with foods of all types in the meantime. Pizza, salad, fries — you name it, someone's tried it with ranch. Hidden Valley® Ranch, one of the world’s largest ranch manufacturers, has long sold seasoning packets for people to make ranch at home. Now, they’re selling it as a seasoning.
We wanted to see exactly how you can amp up the ranch flavor could be with the new shaker, so we partnered with Hidden Valley® to launch the Coast 2 Coast Ranch Tour. We asked chefs nationwide to think outside the box and use the new Hidden Valley® Original Ranch Seasoning shaker to create something truly original and delicious. Here are the results, which will be available at their respective restaurants all September. You can also find the full availability and details of each dish at www.foodbeast.con/ranch.
Buffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch Waffle Sandwich, 25 Degrees Chicago (Chicago, IL)
This sandwich comes with crispy fried chicken tossed in buffalo sauce, two waffle buns, and a drizzle of ranch. Short, sweet, and to the point — this is a proven classic combo.
Honey Buffalo Ranch Fried Chicken Sandwich, 375º Chicken n' Fries (New York, NY)
375º Chicken n' Fries is taking their buttermilk fried chicken and giving it a sweet and spicy kick with a honey-buffalo glaze. This is placed on a toasted potato bun and topped with fried shallots (because there's never enough crunch), and a ranch drizzle.
Bulgogi Ranch Fries, Aria Korean Street Food (San Francisco, CA)
The Korean kitchen known for their kickin' Korean fried chicken and prime bulgogi is putting both of their tried and true dishes to the forefront with their exclusive item. Aria will be serving bulgogi fries, which are a bed of crinkle cut fries seasoned with Hidden Valley Original Ranch seasoning, and layered with thin sliced marinated beef, cheese, a sweet sauce, and most importantly, ranch for dipping.
Ranch Dusted Chicken Skin Chili Cheese Nachos, Belly Bombz Kitchen (Artesia, CA)
Belly Bombz is doing away with the extras and getting down to the best part of the chicken: the skin. Taking a cue from Korean fried chicken, the Artesia outlet double fries their chicken skin "chips" and then dusts them in paprika and Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning. Using this as a base, they smother this delectable situation with chorizo chili, cheese, chipotle relish, and micro cilantro.
Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese with Labne Ranch, Boris and Horton (New York, CA)
The only thing better than one comfort food is two, a fact that Boris and Horton appear to be all too aware of. This results in the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese with Ranch: two thick slices of sourdough, cream cheese, Muenster cheese, and a healthy amount of pickled jalapenos. It's also served with a robust helping of their own Mediterranean-inspired ranch, made of labne and Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning.
Ranch-Spiced Scotch Eggs, Causwells (San Francisco, CA)
Causwells is taking an English favorite in the Scotch Egg and giving it an American makeover. They do this by wrapping a soft-boiled egg in a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-spiced sausage. After they've been breaded and fried, these little guys are a savory, yolky delicacy.
Buffalo & Ranch Cauliflower Taco, Clinton Hall (New York, CA)
Clinton Hall offers one of the veggie-oriented offerings on the tour. They are serving up a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-dusted buffalo cauliflower taco that's topped with a tomatillo-infused ranch, cilantro, onions, and radish. Clinton Hall will have five locations serving their creation throughout New York City.
'Cool Bayou' Crawfish & Étouffée Ranch Hot Dog, Doggone (Chicago, IL
The Louisiana-inspired sausage spot will be serving a Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning-marinated crawfish hot dog. It's topped with shrimp étouffée, chopped onions and tomatoes, creole mustard, and, of course, ranch. The results are a flavor fest that leans on both the cooling nature of ranch and the spicy kick of Cajun cuisine.
Five Spice Ranch Wings, Dragon Gate Bar & Grille (Oakland, CA)
Dragon Gate Bar & Grille is a Bay Area favorite pumping out tasty Taiwanese offerings. They'll be serving a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-coated version of their signature 5 Seasoning Blend chicken wings. Dipping need not be applied here, but we’re not opposed to doubling up on any ranch sauce.
Pizza Dumplings with Ranch, Emily (New York, NY)
This pizza pocket isn't your run-of-the-mill, microwavable pizza pocket protruding with molten cheese lava. This one is filled with high quality cheese, marinara sauce, onions, and banana peppers, then baked in one of NYC's oldest pizza ovens. And, as par for the course,, it's served with a side of Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing.
Korean Fried Chicken Slider with Ranch, FNG (Denver, CO)
FNG is a Denver bar spinning New American dishes on their head, like their tater tot waffle that's served with smoked salmon. They're doing the same to the slider in honor of the Hidden Valley Coast 2 Coast Ranch Tour. Their version includes a tender piece of Korean Fried Chicken, Hidden Valley Ranch aioli, their house pickles, sesame, and lettuce.
Gochujang Hot Ranch Chicken Sandwich & Hidden Valley Ranch Zucchini Fritters, Kimski (Chicago, IL)
Gochujang is a savory, spicy chili paste that's essential to many Korean dishes. Combine it with ranch, and now you've got a creamy, tangy, and spicy sauce, ready to be put on any sandwich. That's exactly what Kimski is doing, and they're putting it on two brioche buns between which sit a juicy fried chicken thigh, greens, and Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-spiced pickles.
Korean Fried Chicken Taco with Ranch, Michin Dak (Los Angeles, CA)
Michin Dak is covering their Korean Fried Chicken with a sweet honey orange glaze and a shake of Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning. They then take that, place it on a warm corn tortilla, crank up the heat with habanero sauce, and then compliment that heat with two Korean staple sides: slaw and pickles. Yum.
Ranch and Buffalo Chicken Super Slice, Pizza Barn (New York, NY)
Pizza Barn will be serving slices of their massive spicy buffalo chicken pizza with a hearty amount of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing layered on top.
Ranch House Burger, Rodeo Goat Ice House (Dallas, TX)
Though this is the only burger on the list, trust its standing out in a big way from a little love from the Lone Star State. Texas-based Rodeo Goat Ice House has a version of their house burger in mind for this month long ranch celebration. The house-ground burger will come with a bacon and onion marmalade, arugula, spinach, white cheddar, and a Hidden Valley Ranch-infused mayo.
Bacon Ranch Mochi Muffin, SF Chickenbox (San Francisco, CA)
Mochi is often something used for sweets, but like most pastries, it makes a good base for savory foods, too. SF Chickenbox is taking advantage of this, and making a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-crusted mochi muffin that's filled with a savory mix of bacon, scallions, and more Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning.
Ranch-Fried Game Hen, South City Fried Chicken (Los Angeles, CA)
South City Fried Chicken is keeping it simple and delicious by taking their delectable fried game hen and seasoning it throughout with Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning. It's served with a Hidden Valley Ranch buttermilk dressing on the side, and sprinkled with herbs for a kick of freshness.
Pan Seared Ranch Chicken & Kimchi Rice, Spoon by H (Los Angeles, CA)
Spoon by H has chosen to serve a seared ranch-seasoned chicken cutlet. Supremely juicy on the inside with the right about of crisp on the outside, it's served over a bed of kimchi fried rice and finished off with a drizzle of Hidden Valley Ranch.
Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich, The New Spot on Polk (San Francisco, CA)
This sandwich comes absolutely loaded with crisp fried chicken breaded with Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning, melty pepper jack cheese, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and lettuce. This all comes in between two soft buns that are perfectly spread with Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing.
Loaded Ranch Tater Tots, The Rooster (Los Angeles, CA)
The Rooster has been serving golden, crunchy tots since its inception as a food truck. They don't intend to stop now, either, as they'll be celebrating the Coast 2 Coast Ranch tour, presented by Hidden Valley ® Ranch with loaded ranch tater tots that come dusted in Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and stacked with bacon and cheddar.
If you're interested in any of these offerings, check out the details on where to find them at foodbeast.com/ranch.
Created in partnership with Hidden Valley® Ranch.