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Big Bob Gibson white sauce: bottled vs the book recipe


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#1 Dana Myers

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

I made a batch of Big Bob Gibson's white sauce from the recipe in the book, using Best Foods mayo. I compared it on chicken to a bottle of the white sauce from the restaurant.

The bottled sauce seems to have a little more acidity and is a fair bit thicker. I'm guessing they use a higher acidity white vinegar in the bottled recipe. It also contains mustard flour not found in the book recipe.

Overall, pretty similar but certainly not the same, though that doesn't surprise me. I expect the mayo used is a major variable.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

they may have been using "heavy mayo"

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:42 AM

I made this sauce while we were living in Florida. At the time it was called Alabama Sauce. The recipe I had specified "real mayonaise" and Heinz vinegar. It came out very well, but the folks down there wanted only "red bbq sauce" although good, they didnt like the white

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:32 AM

View PostRon Stevens, on 29 July 2013 - 07:42 AM, said:

I made this sauce while we were living in Florida. At the time it was called Alabama Sauce. The recipe I had specified "real mayonaise" and Heinz vinegar. It came out very well, but the folks down there wanted only "red bbq sauce" although good, they didnt like the white

Yeah, it seems that white sauce is particular to Alabama and caught on nowhere else.

Jon has a VERY good point that the mayo used in food service is indeed "heavy" mayo, with more egg yolk and a thicker texture. That explains the difference in the Gibson bottled sauce, certainly.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:46 AM

My friend shared the recipe with me and though the sauce looks pretty gross, it tastes so good on chicken. Better yet, I usually have all of the ingredients in my refrigerator.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

View PostDonna Fong, on 29 July 2013 - 08:46 AM, said:

My friend shared the recipe with me and though the sauce looks pretty gross, it tastes so good on chicken. Better yet, I usually have all of the ingredients in my refrigerator.

It is tasty on chicken - though I like the slightly thicker coating that the bottled sauce gives. So I need to find some heavy mayo and try it :-)

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

To make a thicker sauce and adjust the acidity use apple cider power.




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