|Fall potted pepper and zinnias|
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Fall is the time to make wings and watch football. It is easy to make your own wings sauce using your homegrown hot peppers and garlic.
I grow my peppers in pots. I have tried them both in the ground and pots. They just seem to do better in pots. The other advantage is that I can easily overwinter the best performers in the garage so they get a jump start on production next spring. Peppers are for every taste and garden
I have plenty of cayennes and jalapeños in the freezer. What to do with my spicy friends? I decided to make hot sauce! I took the cayennes, splice them in two and placed them in organic apple cider vinegar. After a couple of months, I go ahead and put the pickled peppers in a food processor so it becomes a hot ‘sauce” ready to use in cooking. Make your own hot sauce!
A while back 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 a 1/2 cup of my homemade hot sauce, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 stick of butter, and a couple tablespoons of bacon grease. Throw in some minced homemade pickled garlic for some garlicky taste. Have garlic any time you need it, just pickle some!
I grill the wings to give them a smoky flavor, then throw them in the pot with the wings sauce, letting them simmer for about 5 minutes, and serve. Yum! This has become our wing go-to recipe.
One other tip I have learned doing this for a while, if you want a thicker sauce to have more stick to the wings (and ratcheting up the heat), whisk a little corn starch (about a tablespoon) mixed with cold water into the sauce. Once it comes to a boil, it thickens. I used to use wings. I now use boneless chicken thighs. All the same great taste, just not nearly as messy!