• Copycat Franks Red Hot Sauce


    Do you happen to have a few cayenne peppers on hand that need be used up? Recreate the flavor of Americas favorite red hot cayenne pepper sauce in your very own kitchen!
    Last year we grew several large cayenne pepper plants that produce beautifully all season long. We made homemade paprika, canned several jars of whole cayenne peppers and the other night while making my husbands favorite copycat hooters hotwings recipe- I discovered I was OUT of franks- so a copycat franks recipe was born . . .


    You'll Need:

    18 Fresh Cayenne Peppers (Ends & stems removed)
    1 1/2 c. White Vinegar

    2 tsp Minced Garlic
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp Garlic Powder

    There are a couple different ways to prepare this sauce- if you happen to have fresh cayenne peppers, simply remove the ends, measure all the ingredients into a small saucepan, heat over medium heat until boiling, reduce the heat slightly - but so the mixture continues to boil & simmer about 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat, carefully pour into a blender & puree until thick and smooth.

    Transfer back into the saucepan and simmer another 15 minutes.



    If you happen to only have canned peppers, which is what we used in this particular recipe- in a blender add 18 peppers, 1 c. vinegar (we used the juice from our home-canned peppers), garlic, salt and garlic powder, cover and puree until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

    This has better flavor if the flavors are allowed to marry overnight in the fridge, but if not, it still makes great hooters sauce!

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    Comments 3 Comments
    1. hugoboosh's Avatar
      hugoboosh -
      definately going to try this... franks is the best
    1. little_133's Avatar
      little_133 -
      I love Frank's! It's the best for Buffalo Hot Wings!! Definitely going to try this next time I make my wings!
    1. Tbrunke's Avatar
      Tbrunke -
      Will try this for sure my boys and I go through about 6 bottles in a month ..great recipe Thank you so much!!


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