Home-Made Wing Sauce

Home-Made Wing Sauce

Some of us, umm older, people know all about making home-made wing sauce. Yep. That’s because believe it or not, there was a day when you couldn’t buy the stuff.

Home-Made Wing Sauce
Home-Made Wing Sauce

Nope. It was home-made or nuthin. But it’s so easy, you don’t even really need a recipe…the basic originally given out is equal parts Frank’s Louisiana Hot Sauce and Butter. Well, back in the day the peeps at the Anchor Bar used to say not to use butter, use margarine, but I can’t go there…

I have a little special way with Wing Sauce. Yeah, of course I do, lol!! 🙂 It’s not that far off the original, but has some smokiness to it. Try it sometime and let me know what you think. And maybe you’ll let it inspire you to come up with your own “House” Wing Sauce. You can vary the hot sauces, the spices, the amounts or add anything you love.

Home-Made Wing Sauce
Home-Made Wing Sauce

Home-made Wing Sauce

  • Servings: abt a cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 cup Franks or other hot sauce of your choice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • shake or two of either white or black pepper
  • two to three drops liquid smoke

Whisk all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring up to a simmer and as soon as the butter is melted and ingredients are incorporated, remove from heat.

To store, refrigerate. May need to be slightly warmed to bring back to desired consistency and shaken well.

Note: once refrigerated and reheated, it still tastes great but may look just a little “off.”


I’ll be bringing this recipe to Fiesta Friday, hosted this week by Sarah @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed and Liz @ Spades, Spatulas, and Spoons

17 thoughts on “Home-Made Wing Sauce”

  1. We have a homemade wing sauce that I have not made in YEARS! It involves pickle and orange juice. Wow, I’ll have to dredge it up some day. I like the additions of cayenne and chipotle powders, ZING!

      1. This was a “secret recipe” from the Silver Plum Saloon in Colorado that we cajoled out of the mayor of the town while at that bar there during our RV travels many moons ago. We’ve had this for going on 30 years I bet! I wonder if that place is still even around? 😀

        1. I just had to check because I lived in Silver Plume for a short while. I worked at a ski resort and it was much cheaper to live there than in the ski town! Mostly I lived in Georgetown, but was in Silverplume for a few months and back then it was a rather godforsaken place. I never had those wings, tho! And no, it isn’t around any more.

    1. I think you’ll love the sauce! You are on exact opposite ends of the country, huh?!! I didn’t actually make the wings with this for the blog, but I find myself using Wing Sauce more and more for other things…I love the touch of smokiness in this. 🙂

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