A couple of our recent menu items, Buffalo Mac and Buffalo Chicken, get a kick of flavor from zesty buffalo sauce. What makes it different from regular hot sauce? Read on:
🔥 Is buffalo sauce the same thing as hot sauce?
Not exactly. Technically buffalo sauce is a type of hot sauce with “hot sauce” being the more general catch-all term for all types of spicy sauces with a vinegar base.
🔥 What makes buffalo sauce different?
The main thing that distinguishes buffalo sauce from all the others is the addition of a fat such as butter or oil to help with coating and add some richness to the sauce. It’s what makes it such a good coating for wings. It’s also common for buffalo sauce to have a little extra cayenne pepper added to it.
🔥 What’s in buffalo sauce?
It usually consists of hot sauce (vinegar, aged cayenne peppers), butter or oil, paprika, garlic, and a little extra cayenne powder.
🔥 Why is it called buffalo sauce?
This spicy sauce got its name from where it was created. It was first made and used in Buffalo, New York by Teressa Bellissimo in 1964 at Anchor Bar.