Eastern North Carolina Sauce

Bob in Georgia’s ‘Dip’ (Eastern North Carolina Style Sauce)

Note: this is almost exactly the same as Ken Rogers on makes, although he often used d cider vinegar.

2 cups vinegar

2 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

(black pepper also if you desire)

Gary’s notes:

  • I always add 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper.

In Georgia and the Carolinas this type of ‘sauce’ is called Dip and is used

more like a condiment, think Tabasco, then traditional BBQ sauce.


When I was at Bob’s he used organic unfiltered cider vinegar and whole dried

cayenne or Tabasco type peppers.


When Bob make ‘Dip’ at Kit’s he used a teaspoon of sugar. Said it rounded

out the flavor.