Hot Pepper Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Impera_Magna

From Southern Living (Sept '08), a simple recipe to add some zing to black-eyed peas, collards, and just about anything fried (chicken, fish, green tomatoes, etc.) A traditional NC hot pepper sauce... posting the recipe so I can make some for my DIL who loves zippy stuff.

Top Review by gailanng

My husband can't resist eating with just one hand while drying the sweat off his forehead with the other.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wearing rubber gloves, fill a 14oz glass jar with stemmed Thai chile peppers to within about an inch from the top.
  2. In small saucepan, bring vinegar, salt, and sugar to a boil, stirring until salt and sugar are dissolved (about 2-3 mins).
  3. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour hot mixture over peppers in jar.
  5. Cover and chill 3 weeks.
  6. NOTE: Chilling for three weeks allows the peppers to fire up the vinegar mixture. The longer it sits, the zippier it gets!
  7. NOTE #2: Wearing rubber gloves when working with hot peppers is a good idea!

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