We always like to add just a dash of Tabasco, although this step is entirely optional. To be honest, I saw mom add the Tabasco one day when I was about 15, to which I protested and asked her just to make it "the usual way". She confessed she had always added it, even when I was a child; she just never let me see her do it. So, you don't need much. A little goes a long way, just enough to add a little kick is nice.