Sweet-Sour-Spicy-Sticky Dipping Sauce
Bubba Durand

For Egg rolls, Pot stickers, Chicken Fingers, etc.

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup any kind of vinegar*
Optional - for spicy sauce - 1/2 t red chili flakes or 1 fresh Thai bird chili, thinly sliced

Boil everything together in a shallow, non-stick pan until thick & sticky (about 2 min).
Pour into a bowl to cool.
Once cool, stir in a little water if it's too thick.


*Vinegar variations:
   Cider vinegar
   Distilled White vinegar
   Sherry vinegar
   Red Wine vinegar
   White Wine vinegar
   Malt Vinegar

Add 2 T any kind of jam or jelly before boiling
   raspberry jam
   orange marmalade
   grape jelly

Add 1 T hot sauce before boiling
   Chili paste (Sambal Oelek)
   Chili-garlic sauce (like Huy Fong or Lee Kum Kee)
   Lee Kum Kee Guilin chili sauce
   Lee Kum Kee Chili Bean Sauce (Toban Djan)
   Tabasco, Frank's Red Hot, Cholula, etc.

The Johnson Family Cookbook