James Herdlein's sauce was a hit at family parties even before he entered—and won!—the Amateur Sauce-Off at the National Buffalo Wing Festival
in Buffalo, N.Y. Make it a hit at your next gathering, too.
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4 Tbsp organic salted butter
5 oz bottle organic hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot)
½ tsp your favorite hot sauce
2½ Tbsp organic distilled vinegar
½ tsp organic cayenne pepper powder
½ tsp organic garlic powder
Salt to taste
10 chicken wings, baked
Carrot and celery sticks, for garnish
At a glance:
10 min, plus baking time for wings
1. Melt butter. Add hot sauces, vinegar, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk until well blended; salt to taste.
2. Add wings to sauce; coat well. Serve on a platter with blue-cheese dressing and carrot and celery sticks.