Sunday, December 11, 2011

What to do with hot peppers? Part 1

Pimento peppers

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Last week end, I rescued the slightly frost bitten peppers before our first freeze.  This past summer, I grew peppers in pots.  I went with the standby’s, cayenne and jalapeno, and tried a couple of new ones, Peter pepper (very rare of unknown origin), Pimento (we love them in salads), and a couple of sweet pepper varieties.

I had plenty of cayennes and jalapenos in the freezer.  What else to do with my spicy friends?  I decided to make hot sauce!  I took the cayennes, splice them in two and placed them in apple cider vinegar.

Today, when I went to make hot wings with sweet potato fries, I was out of store bought hot sauce so decided to give my homemade hot sauce a whirl.  I mixed up 4 “pickled” and pureed cayenne peppers, 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar it was pickling in, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 stick of butter, and a couple tablespoons of bacon grease.  I grilled the wings and then covered them in sauce.  Yum!  Definitely will do this again.

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