Every region seems to have its own unique take on barbecue.
Whether it be Texas, Carolina, Kansas City, or some of the many other iconic stops for smokey goodness, every region has something that makes it unique.
In Alabama, we have Alabama White Sauce.
Tangy and mayonnaise based, Alabama White Sauce generally contains vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and a variety of spices. While everyone seems to have their own take on it across the state, these key ingredients remain the same.
It’s a staple with barbecue chicken, but can be enjoyed any way you like.
Bob Gibson, now known for Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q is credited with the invention of the sauce all the way back in 1925 in Decatur.
Chris Lilly, the current pit master at Big Bob’s shared how iconic the sauce is to him and what his joint uses the legendary sauce for.
“We marinate with it, use it to baste, plus we use it as an all-purpose table sauce. It’s the only sauce we know here, because it’s what everyone grows up on,” Lilly told Southern Living.
Quick, easy, and delicious, there’s no doubt that Alabama White Sauce is one of the many things that make our great state so unique.
You can read the entire list here of the South’s thirty most iconic foods, which also included Alabama’s Famous Crab Salad and Alabama Fire Crackers.
Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP