Buffalo Wing Sauce
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Recipe Checklist:
  • 2 oz Clarified Butter
  • 1 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 cup of Hot Sauce (Louisiana Hot Sauce, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce or similar)
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic, Puréed
  • 1 T Ginger Powder
  • 1 T All Purpose Flour, (For Thickening)
Tools & Equipment
  • Cutting Board
  • Chefs Knife
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cup
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Sauce Pan
Estimated Time
15 Minutes
2 ¼ cups of Buffalo Wing Sauce
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Smart Kitchen's online cooking school Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe, is perfect for Tossing cooked Chicken Wings, Chicken Nuggets and is very easy to make at home!


The bulk of the Preparation for making this Smart Kitchen Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe is to make your Clarified Butter and mince the Garlic cloves. We tend to make clarified butter in larger batches and have it on hand in our kitchen. Also, there are a number of reasons why it will be better then using just whole butter. We explain why in more detail in Smart Kitchen's online cooking school "Clarifying Butter" cooking class.

Once the clarified butter is procured, go ahead and puree the garlic. It is a fairly fast process and should be done A Minute (just in time).

Finally, a quick note for the buffalo wing sauce, you can use any brand that you are partial to. We tend to prefer Frank’s Red Hot Sauce or Louisiana Hot Sauce (these two links go off site to the web sites of the respective companies). You can also make your own hot sauce.


The first step of the active phase is to Sweat the minced garlic cloves in the clarified butter in a Sauce Pan on Low Heat. The garlic’s tasty Volatile Oils infuse the clarified butter with flavor. The goal is only to sweat, but if you like a little bit of Caramelization on your garlic, give the pan a bit more heat. Manage the Cooking Process, the 3rd of Smart Kitchen’s Four Levers of Cooking, by stirring the contents to ensure that the garlic doesn’t burn.

When you can smell the garlic, that is an olfactory clue that the first stage of sweating is completed. Stirring gently, add in the White Wine Vinegar and a minute or so later the hot sauce. Once the liquids are up to temperature, add in the ginger powder and All Purpose Flour. Stir to make sure everything is fully incorporated.

Next, let the mixture Simmer briefly. Taste it. Does it need a nudge in any direction? If so, nudge it. Add more hot sauce to add more spice if desired. Finally Season it with Salt & Pepper to taste. When its working for you, remove the pan from the stove top.

Let it come to room temperature, before removing the Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe to another vessel such as a Mixing Bowl for immediate use. After is has cooled down, transfer the buffalo wing sauce to a a clean bottle or Mason Jar for refrigerated storage.

This Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe can be made up to 3-4 days in advance and held refrigerated, for later use.