One time when I was dorking around on the internet, I saw a recipe for “Homemade Hot Sauce”. The idea was intriguing, so when a friend gave me a few Habanero and a bunch of Kung Pao peppers, I decided to try and make my own.
Wash whatever bottle you have with hot soapy water, rinse thoroughly and let air dry
five or six cloves of garlic
1 T of Kosher Salt
15 or so black peppercorns
1 bay leaf
several hot peppers, any variety
1 cup of cider or white vinegar
cap and let it sit on your countertop looking pretty for a few days
I also tried just chopping a bunch of Kung Paos up in the food processor and putting them in a jar with white vinegar
and it was hot! It tastes like peppers, pure and simple. The other sauce though is complex and much more interesting. I have used it on/in scrambled eggs, I’ve added it to the egg mixture I use before breading chicken to fry (quite good, it just added a little kick!).
If you like hot stuff, give it a try!