Buffalo Wings. Man, I love Buffalo Wings. My friend got me this sauce from Texas, saying that it’s very popular over there. I know that Frank’s hot sauce is the most popular sauce for making Buffalo wings, but I wondered what the next big ‘go-to sauce’ is for wings, and apparently it is Louisiana Wing Sauce by Bruce Foods Corporation.
Well, Louisiana Wing Sauce certainly doesn’t disappoint, this is a wing sauce that is really worth seeking out if you like your Buffalo Wings.
The sauce is slightly thicker than original Frank’s, but very similar to Frank’s Wings sauce (surprisingly!). A glossy, dark looking sauce, that smells quite acidic and almost punches you up the nose with it’s sharp tang.
I’m actually not so keen on this sauce when tasted by itself, it has a slightly odd flavour which I can’t put my finger on, a slightly artificial flavour, and tastes slightly too acidic. But this is a wing sauce after all, and so far I’ve found that most wing sauces aren’t great by themselves or served directly onto food…. Wing sauces are for WINGS.
I’ve cooked three batches of wings on separate occasions with Louisiana Wing Sauce, and I’ll say now those were the best wings I’ve ever eaten, and this is the best wing sauce I’ve ever had. The high acidity goes perfect on the crisp, fatty chicken skin, and the full pepper flavour really compliments the white meat. As the sauce caramelises on the meat, it goes a little ‘Marmitey’, a strong umami hit for the tastebuds. It’s not a complex sauce, and it’s made for one objective alone, to make f*cking A.M.A.Z.I.N.G tasting wings.
It would be only fair to compare it to Franks, and I’d say it’s more acidic, has much more heat, and has an overall fuller flavour than Franks. Plus it came in a decent size bottle (354ml), something I wish Frank’s would.
So if you like making Buffalo wings, get yourself some of this sauce and let me know what think.
What’s your favourite wing sauce?