How To Make Hot Sauce

Published on July 2, 2010
Channel: Howcast
Category: Howto & Style
Source: Youtube

Watch more Sauces, Dressings & Condiments videos: You can make your own hot sauce from scratch for buffalo wings at home with this recipe. Step 1: Decide on a pepper Decide how hot you want your sauce to be. Tip Try jalapenos if you like your sauce mild, cayenne peppers for a hotter sauce, or -- if you're daring -- habaneros, which will have you running for milk. Step 2: Determine how many peppers to use Determine how many peppers to use in your sauce. For mild sauce, use about half a pound. For hotter sauce, use up to 2 pounds. Step 3: Dry your peppers Dry your peppers by cutting off the stems and splitting them lengthwise, then baking them at 175 degrees for 6 to 8 hours. When they've cooled, put on your gloves, and crush them in your hands. Tip If you have the time, you can use a sewing needle to thread the peppers on a length of fishing line and hang them in a window to dry naturally. Step 4: Saute onion and garlic Mince the onion, garlic, and carrots, and saute them in the olive oil until the onion is soft and translucent. Then puree them in a food processor with the dried peppers. Step 5: Add vinegar an lime juice Return the puree to the saute pan, add the white vinegar and lime juice, and heat it through. Step 6: Add food Enjoy your homemade on anything from scrambled eggs to chicken wings! Did You Know? Chiles have been used in Mexico since as early as 7000 BCE.