Yep, white barbecue sauce. It’s a real thing, and it might replace your love of red sauce altogether. Made of soybean oil, cider vinegar, and egg yolk, the ingredients are familiar, but the tangy-sweet flavor is truly distinctive. There’s no added sugar, which is a really welcome thing in the world of BBQ sauce commonly known for being packed with it. You do get a little sweetness from honey, but mostly it’s the vinegar-y tang and a little cayenne heat that comes through.
If you’re wondering what the story is behind white sauce, it has its origins in Alabama. This particular sauce technically was born in Greenville, South Carolina, where maker Charlie McKenna grew up before he opened his flagship restaurant in Chicago. His ivory sauce is pretty transparent, despite being...you know, white.
Red hot and white!
TIP OF THE TONGUE
This sauce thoroughly enjoys being paired with chicken, and if you’re in the mood to dip a french fry in there, go with that feeling.
Soybean oil, filtered water, cider vinegar, distilled vinegar, egg yolk, sugar, salt, rosemary extract, lemon juice, lime juice, and natural spices.