How Hot Is Too Hot? Massively Spicy Hot Wings!

I am not a hot & spicy food kind of girl, but I have been working on hot & spicy for my stepson Shane. The hotter something is, the better he likes it. He buys sauces with warnings on the label. He uses cayenne pepper like some people use a salt shaker. He enters hot wing contests….. and wins! I fear for the condition of his esophagus and stomach lining when he is my age. These concerns don’t stop me from trying out my versions of hot and spicy on him, however!

This year I have both serrano and poblano peppers in my garden, so I decided to start there. Then I read through several recipes, picking out the ingredients most common to all sauces of this type. Then I threw in a few extras. I added a beer at the end because there was one in the fridge, and because I needed more liquid to mix with the peppers. It wasn’t like I could taste it myself, but the scent made my eyes water so I figured I was on the right track.

You will need either a food processor or a blender for this. Please use care in handling the peppers. This is very strong stuff!

First, get 3-4 lbs chicken wings. Cut in thirds and discard the tips.

In a blender or the bowl of a food processor, put 6 whole serrano peppers, 6 whole poblano peppers, 4 whole jalapeno peppers, and 1 red bell pepper (cut and seed bell pepper). Pulse several times to finely chop. Add 1 small bottle tobasco sauce, 1/2 of a 12 oz bottle Worcestershire sauce, 1C Sriracha hot pepper sauce, 1/2C red wine vinegar, 3T cayenne pepper, 1T each kosher salt and black pepper. Pulse several times. Slowly pour in 1- 12 oz bottle beer and blend thoroughly.

Place wings in a non-reactive bowl and pour sauce over them. Gently toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate overnight in the fridge.

Heat oil in Dutch oven 2-3 inches deep (or use a fryer) to 350 F. Remove wings from bowl and drop gently in oil. Cook in batches, don’t crowd. Cook about 10 minutes, drain on paper towels. Heat sauce in pan to boiling. Cook 2 minutes. Put wings in a clean bowl, pour sauce over them, stir to coat.

These are powerfully hot wings! They are awesome if you like things this hot and spicy!


Love, Grammy ❤

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