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In desparate search for the most MILD buffalo sauce available in a bottle!!!

schrutefarms Aug 11, 2011 09:55 AM

All right, desprate is probably stretching it. But i do love wing sauce. And i am the biggest wimp when it comes to spice. The last few years Ive been buying Ralphs brand mild wing sauce (i think its Krogers elsewhere?) and wile it's pretty good, i would prefer it to be milder still. Anyone know of one id like? Id be willing to order online. Thanks!!!

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    schrutefarms RE: schrutefarms Aug 11, 2011 09:57 AM

    I just realized how many words I spelled wrong. Oops!!

    1. Bada Bing RE: schrutefarms Aug 11, 2011 10:13 AM

      How is wing sauce different from barbecue sauce? Couldn't you just use a sweet sauce like Sweet Baby Ray's?

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        schrutefarms RE: Bada Bing Aug 11, 2011 11:12 AM

        Buffalo sauce is very vinegery and, usually, very spicy. Totally different from BBQ sauce, which I love equally.

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          Bada Bing RE: schrutefarms Aug 11, 2011 11:37 AM

          Hmmmm. So it's like hot sauce? In terms of flavor balance, I can only think that a sweet component would have to exist alongside the acidity of vinegar for balance. Who's going to use straight vinegar? Once you omit the heat, it sounds as if you might have use for a sweet-sour sauce or orange duck sauce as used in Chinese restaurants.

          p.s.: it cannot be hard to make this stuff. Maybe you could try a wing sauce recipe and simply dial way back on the hot elements (in this case, the hot sauce and the cayenne):


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            monavano RE: Bada Bing Aug 12, 2011 09:54 AM

            It's very much like a hot sauce. I should say many brands are.

      2. Karl S RE: schrutefarms Aug 11, 2011 11:38 AM

        If all else fails, it's not a difficult sauce to make and keep at home, just dialing down the level of cayenne and hot sauce. Probably will be better than anything in a bottle.


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          centralpadiner RE: schrutefarms Aug 11, 2011 11:52 AM

          What else have you used? Frank's Red Hot is the original and sort of "official" buffalo sauce, and I personally don't think that it's too hot, you can mellow it by using more butter to hot sauce ratio when you mix it up. My 8 and 10 yr. old eat it no problem. The best bet is to try different hot sauces and see what appeals to you, or as pp suggested, make your own. At some point, if it is too mild, it isn't really buffalo wing sauce anymore. A little heat is part of it.

          People are making all sorts of wing recipes now with sauce that isn't like "buffalo" sauce. Asian, BBQ, and even the super hot ones are no longer really "buffalo" wings, they are just a sauced chicken wing. You can use any sauce that you like, and put it on wings that have been grilled, fried or baked. May not be "buffalo wings" but it will still be good.

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            allyoucanet RE: centralpadiner Aug 11, 2011 11:55 AM

            It's called "ketchup".

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            schrutefarms RE: schrutefarms Aug 11, 2011 11:27 PM

            Yeah, thanks. Ketchup it's not. I don't think it's too crazy- love buffalo sauce, don't love the heat. Franks does make a great one, and if i don't find a milder one, I will continue to use that or the one I have been using. But if anyone knows of a MILDER BUFFALO SAUCE, as my post is asking for, please let me know. If you want to be cute and suggest mustard, mayo or any other condiment, please dont waste your time.

            1. mamachef RE: schrutefarms Aug 12, 2011 02:23 AM

              Stretch any of the bottled sauces w/ extra melted butter to cut the heat factor. And Yep, I said "butter," not the other thing, because I don't like margarine in mine - but some people canNOT have wings any other way.

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                centralpadiner RE: mamachef Aug 12, 2011 08:59 AM

                Exactly! Pretty sure that I said that above - in that we mellow the spice enough that my kids eat it. Not sure where the "ketchup" comment came from in response to my post. I was genuinely trying to be helpful.

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                juli5122 RE: schrutefarms Aug 12, 2011 10:03 AM

                I do a mixture of Crystals hot sauce, melted butter and soy sauce. It is so good. and mild . I just put it in a glass bowl in the microwave for 30 sec's or so and then toss the wings in it.

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                  2roadsdiverge RE: schrutefarms Aug 12, 2011 11:32 AM

                  You might look for "Sweet Baby Ray's Creamy Buffalo Wing Dipping Sauce"

                  I found it to be way too mild to work as a real hot wing sauce, but it is pretty good on sandwiches and even as a salad dressing. I mix it half and half with ranch or blue cheese and it makes it tangy but not hot.

                  Edit: Found it here

                  1. Cheese Boy RE: schrutefarms Aug 12, 2011 10:22 PM

                    I don't know how hot this Louisiana Supreme Original Chicken Wing Sauce is, but I do know it's cheap -- a dollar a bottle at Deal$ stores. Not sure if I can equate "cheap" with "weak" here, but if price is any indication of heat, then maybe this one's for you.

                    Here's a peek --> http://peppersunlimitedofla.com/image...

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                      Luna2372 RE: Cheese Boy Aug 12, 2011 11:38 PM

                      I would try "Frank's mild buffalo wing sauce", it's a milder version of Frank's Red Hot. And then thin it down as mentioned above. With melted butter and a good vinegar.

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                      MissusLisa RE: schrutefarms Aug 13, 2011 01:43 PM

                      Tabasco sauce and melted butter. You can add vinegar for zing. Play with the quantities to your taste specifications. Easy peasy, usually much better than a bottled sauce.

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                        acgold7 RE: MissusLisa Aug 13, 2011 03:52 PM

                        I wouldn't recommend Tabasco Brand sauce because, as has been noted elsewhere, it is much, much hotter than your average brand wing sauce and is usually described as hot but nothing else, lacking the flavor of a typical wing/hot sauce. It already has a lot of vinegar flavor.

                        If you're going to try this, Frank's Mild is your bet bet as a base or starting point.

                      2. eclecticsynergy RE: schrutefarms Aug 13, 2011 10:05 PM

                        As mamachef suggested upthread, you can tame the spiciness by stretching your sauce with butter. You can also add a spoonful or so of BBQ sauce without making the end result overly sweet, just a bit smoother and more complex. You might even try a little hoisin sauce instead of BBQ...

                        My personal preference is for equal parts hot sauce, butter, and BBQ sauce. But I like it a bit spicy and fairly sweet.

                        1. Terrie H. RE: schrutefarms Aug 14, 2011 01:58 AM

                          Until recently I always made my own, but my sister raved about the Budweiser brand of wing sauce so I tried it and think it's quite good. Not knowing how spicy your current sauce is, I'm not sure how it compares, but the Budweiser sauce is flavorful and mild enough that even my mother loves it. Be sure to get the Mild & Tangy version since the hot version is quite hot.

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