Why relegate Buffalo sauce to chicken wings? Here, we've borrowed those flavors—namely, Frank's Red Hot Sauce and butter—and worked them into a slightly thicker ketchup base. A pinch of celery salt adds a subtle reminder of the carrot and celery sticks typically served with Buffalo wings, while a splash of cider vinegar helps keep the sauce more firmly in the tart zone where it belongs. Not totally unlike Lexington Dip, this is a slightly thinner, vinegary sauce that's meant as more of a topping than a glaze. Try tossing it with shredded smoked chicken or pulled pork.
- Yield:Makes about 2 cups
- Active time: 20 minutes
- Total time:20 minutes
- 1 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Pinch celery salt
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a medium saucepan, combine hot sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, butter, and celery salt. Bring to a low simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter melts. Continue to gently simmer, stirring, over low heat, until flavors meld and sauce thickens slightly, 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.