Blonde Beard’s is known for it’s wing sauces. But they also sell a wing seasoning, known as The Rooster. It’s a wonderful combination of Cajun flavors and roasted garlic. It has a very low heat level so you don’t worry about scaring anyone off.
The bottle says ‘wing rub’ but I can ensure you that’s not all it’s good on. But that being said, it’s really good on wings. I love the roasted garlic flavor most. It’s a different flavor for wings, for me at least, and reminds me of roasted whole chicken (hint: roast a chicken and put this rub on it and you’ll thank me!).
I prefer to season my ‘dry’ wings after they are cooked, specially if the seasoning I’m using might char a bit when exposed to high heat. I found that to be the case with Blonde Beard’s Rooster rub when I applied it to wings before cooking them in an air fryer. The wings were much better when seasoned after cooking instead. And don’t be shy with it either. It’s really good and you really can’t go wrong with adding more. You can go wrong with not adding enough!
Like I said, Blonde Beard’s claim-to-fame is their sauces (look at them! Yowsa!) but don’t overlook their rub!
I’m not sure, but I might have teared up a bit the first time I saw an ad for Blonde Beard’s wing sauces. The sauces looked so good. And the flavors? Yowsa! IPA Buffalo! Black Magic! Holy Hell! And Chicken and Waffles! I quickly cracked open the sauce, gave it a taste, went ‘mmmmm’, and drizzled it on my hot-out-of-the-fryer wings. The sauce is based on a mild traditional vinegar Buffalo wing sauce. Not too much heat (thanks to cayenne), but enough to be noticed. Then comes the sweetness from maple syrup. Oh yeah. My mouth was telling me I was having wings for breakfast but it was definitely lunch time.
I suspected that I’d love Blonde Beard’s Chicken and Waffles wing sauce before I ever opened it and I was right. I’m a big Buffalo sauce fan, and an even bigger maple syrup fan (it’s scary how much I can put on my waffles!). The sauce is thin, like any vinegar-based sauce tends to be, but you don’t need much to get that great mildly spicy sweetness.