White BBQ sauce is unique… there are no tomatoes in the sauce. It’s a mayonnaise-based sauce, made tangy with the addition of vinegar, horseradish and mustard. Offered in most every BBQ restaurant in North Alabama, the sauce is eaten with everything from French fries to chicken and ribs. The unique, tangy flavor is the perfect complement to just about everything. Without the Internet, it would be pretty much unheard of outside of North Alabama.
In Alabama, white sauce replaces sweet with sour for grilling with a twist. Like conventional tomato concoctions, homemade white is as varied as the tastes of its makers.