This recipe is quick to make but long to come to it’s potential. You put all the ingredients in a jar and shake well. Boom! But you need to refrigerate it for two days and let everything blend into deliciousness. Rule of thumb: Every time you open the fridge, shake the jar. Make sure to have a tight fitting lid!
This is Carolina sauce…. it’s vinegary and spicy! If you don’t like those things, ya better skip this one. I did not like it at first. So I tweaked it and messed with it so it was a tad sweeter, a tad less spicy, but still with a vinegar bite. I love it now!
This recipe is for wings, but you can use it on anything. I happen to like wings!
Get a 2-3 lb pkg of chicken wings. Cut them in thirds and discard the tip piece. In a zip bag, place 1C flour, 1t Kosher salt, 1t black pepper, and 1t paprika. Shake well to combine. Put a few wings in at a time and shake well to coat. Heat your deep fryer or electric skillet to 375 F with vegetable oil. Drop in a few wings at a time, cooking 8 – 10 minutes, turning once, til done and nicely browned. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with all the wings til done. You will then put them in a large bowl, and coat them in the fabulous sauce that you have warmed in a saucepan after it has been taken out of the fridge after being in there 2 days to commingle flavors. Serve immediately.
Now, ladies and gentlemen… the sauce!
In your clean jar, pour 1C white vinegar and 1C apple cider vinegar. Add 2T brown sugar, a healthy squirt of yellow mustard, and 2t cayenne pepper. Add 1t each Kosher salt and black pepper. Shake in a few shakes of hot sauce to your taste. Oh my mouth is burning and watering all at once! Screw that lid on tight, and shake the daylights out of it. Remember, shake it every time you open that refrigerator door! In two days, pour it in a saucepan and warm it to just barely a simmer. Pour it over your freshly fried wings and mix well.
Ready for it? That sweet, vinegary, spicy yumminess? Oh. My. Goodness.
Enjoy it! Use it on regular chicken pieces, ribs, anything you like BBQ sauce on. This is a winner, sure to impress!
Love, Grammy ❤