Rob’s Monroe County-Style Mop and DipSteven Raichlen
Rob’s Monroe County-Style Mop and Dip
- Yield: Makes 2-1/2 cups
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce (I use Frank's RedHot), or more to taste
- 1 tablespoon salt
Step 1: Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a saucepan. Add the vinegar, black pepper, sugar, cayenne, hot sauce, and salt. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar and salt dissolve.
Step 2: Taste for seasoning, adding more cayenne or hot sauce if desired. Keep warm. Use as a mop or a dip for pork steaks, ribs, or chicken.