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Feb 7, 2010 12:09 PM

Buffalo style wings - Tabasco or Frank's Hot Sauce?

Decided on a whim to may some hot wings, which I've never done before. The recipe says use "hot sauce." I've got both Frank's and Tabasco available. Which should I use?

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  1. Franks is traditional.

    1. masha....I use to use Crystal Hot Sauce for 20+ years., Now my favorite is Franks.Tabasco is way to hot for me.

      1. The original recipe calls for Franks.

        If you prefer Tabasco then use it.


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        1. re: Davwud

          If I had Franks then I'd use that though. Tabasco is very sharp unless used in small quantities.

        2. Any good quality Louisiana Hot Sauce or Franks Hot Sauce is good! Use Pure Tabasco?...Probably not in a group situation...If it's just you eating...then do as you like.
          A few shots of Tabasco added to a Louisiana or Franks Sauce might make things "interesting"

          Have Fun!

          1. Tabasco is too thin to really adhere to your wangs very well. You can add it to your Franks (and butter, of course) to ratchet up the heat and zest factor though.

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            1. re: Perilagu Khan

              It would really ratchet up the interesting factor if you used it on your wang, too. ;)

                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                  So funny, there's a story making the rounds about the local health inspector that involved something like that, to the merriment of the chef involved. The inspector thought a machine was rusted in one spot although the kitchen staff told him it was only hot pepper residue from something they had just cut. The inspector kept sticking his fingers in it to try to discredit them, and then visited the mens room before leaving. Revenge is sweet!

                  1. re: coll

                    A bad case o' peri-peri peter for the inspector, eh? That'll break him from being over-officious! ;)