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Franks Red Hot Buffulo Sauce......

schrutefarms Oct 6, 2009 04:02 AM

Just bought some today....What should I expect? Tangy? Vinagry? Spicy??? I hope not, as I hate spicy....

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    jcattles Oct 13, 2009 07:58 AM

    This recipe has become a staple at our house. I always have some made and everyone requests this when we're invited to a potluck. I use all ranch and mozzerella instead of blue cheese. I find shredded rotissierie chicken works really well. Oh and double the recipe-it's never enough if you make it as is. It's really good with veggies, tortilla chips, potato chips, bread, or by the spoonful. :)


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    1. re: jcattles
      schrutefarms Oct 13, 2009 12:13 PM

      Daaaaang that sounds good.

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        roro1831 Oct 13, 2009 12:20 PM

        that dip is always a hit at anything we make it for, I brought it to work for something and it lasted literally 15 minutes before it was gone.

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          jcattles Oct 13, 2009 01:25 PM

          yep, here too- I don't know how many times I've given the recipe out or emailed the link. I ALWAYS double or triple it, it goes so fast.

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          mojoeater Oct 13, 2009 02:00 PM

          We did something similar for the Super Bowl, kept the blue cheese and added fresh jalapenos & serranos. I think we also put cheddar and sriracha. There were people making sandwiches out of it!

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          schrutefarms Oct 11, 2009 06:29 PM

          Allright. Went ahead and opened the jar. I used it as a dip with chicken fingers (I should also point out that I'm hungover, so this sounded like a brilliant idea). Def on the spicy side, but I am also a HUGE wimp. I liked the taste, though. And after the fourth or fifth bite, I really didn't notice the heat as much. I wish I could find one a tad milder, but all in all, am pretty happy with Franks.

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            mojoeater Oct 7, 2009 09:36 PM

            Anything called "Buffalo Sauce" will be spicy in the same way that Tabasco is spicy. They are all made with hot peppers.

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              schrutefarms Oct 6, 2009 07:50 PM

              I mean BUFFALO....Excuse the spelling mistake...

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              1. re: schrutefarms
                horseshoe Oct 7, 2009 08:49 PM

                What you want is a sauce for wings, not a buffalo wing sauce. Well maybe a chinese style sauce might be what you want. There are tons of recipes for wings on the net. Search and you will find.

                1. re: horseshoe
                  DallasDude Oct 7, 2009 09:30 PM

                  I am with horseshow on this one. if you are needing a jarred sauce there are some out there. I noticed a few at Whole Foods a few weeks ago, and I have even seen Hooters jarred in mild and hot varieties.

                  Personally, you are best to make your own as it is easy to control the heat and you have a whopping two ingredient list: hot sauce (of some variety or home made) and butter. Ghee would be a nice alternative.

                  If you are wanting wings and do not care for spicy, try other flavors of wings. I like to make a large variety on the grill adding sauces at the end of the grilling cycle, adding several layers to char into the bird.

                  Try these: orange marmalade/ butter (I add cayenne for heat), bbq (hopefully home made), terriyaki, tikka masala, green coconut curry, tandoor (yogurt with spices), miso glaze, ponzu, samjang, pesto, mole even a sauce robert... or any other numerous sauces you might not consider for a wing makes them delightfully special. Why limit yourself to butter and tabasco?

                  A friend of mine simmers the raw wings in his sauces, the deep fries, then sauces again and then grills. Talk about flavor packed! I just grill and layer.

              2. horseshoe Oct 6, 2009 06:27 PM

                If you hate spicy, why are you buying hot sauce?

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                  Humbucker Oct 6, 2009 07:46 PM

                  Yeah, I'd be pretty disappointed if a sauce with "Red Hot" in the name wasn't at all spicy.

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                    schrutefarms Oct 6, 2009 07:48 PM

                    Franks Red Hot is the name brand. I'm hoping to find a buffalo sauce that is more tangy than hot. Do you have any imput on this particular sauce?

                2. shanagain Oct 6, 2009 07:35 AM

                  If you're not a spicy person, you might try cutting the sauce with ketchup or bbq sauce. (Hoisin, maybe? I hate to rec that w/out trying it.)

                  But it's also possible to just go very, very lightly on the Franks. (I'm in the "don't bother w/it" camp - we prefer Louisiana Hot Sauce and butter.)

                  1. almansa Oct 6, 2009 04:14 AM

                    Artificial. I bought some with high hopes and I found it to be nasty. You're better off with the original Frank's Red Hot and butter.

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                      care11 Oct 6, 2009 05:09 AM

                      We love it and we love wings!!!! But yes... it is spicy! (???) We add some butter to it and then toss it with wings we cook perfectly on a charcoal grill. They taste fried and are totally delicious! With blue cheese and celery...yum! Just another opinion...

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                        Sean Oct 6, 2009 07:29 AM

                        Tangy and vinagry with some background "heat"...

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                          almansa Oct 13, 2009 02:13 PM

                          I just want to clarify that I meant Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce - the prepared, ready-to-go version, not Frank's Red Hot sauce, which I love, and use, with butter, for wings at least once a week.

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