Did you know that you can make homemade hot sauce and it is as simple as turning on your blender? Alright, there are a few more steps than that, but it is SUPER simple and only takes a matter of minutes to turn that bounty of fresh peppers into a delicious hot sauce. Use whatever variety of pepper you like. Obviously the hotter peppers will yield a hot sauce with more kick and vice versa. And, you can easily combine different types for a unique flavor blend.
To make the hot sauce simply cut the tops off of the peppers, put them in the blender and pour in enough white vinegar to cover the peppers. Turn on the blender and process until the mixture is fairly smooth. Now toss a palmful of salt and pour the mixture into a pan. Bring to a boil, covered, stirring once or twice.
Next, simply pour the mixture into a jar, cover with a dish towel and allow to set at room temperature for 3 days. When the 3 days are up the mixture will have a layer of vinegar on top. I usually skim off all but a thin layer of the vinegar and either reserve it for other recipes or pitch it. Then, simply cap the jar and put in the fridge. That’s it. You’ve got homemade hot sauce that will last for months in the fridge. Give it to friends and they’re sure to be impressed and will have to no idea that is was so very easy to make :)