Recipe by Jeff Howe
This is a recipe that I developed, while I was working for a place that sold wings as a bar treat. The recipe they had was very bland. This was around the start of the "wing craze," in the 70's. I tweaked the sauce, and came up with a very different variation. I started to make the sauce out of my house, and did well, until the demand got to be too great, and I stopped making it. In 2000, I worked part time for a local bar, to make extra money. I started wing night on Thursdays, the only day you could get wings, with my sauce. Thursdays became very popular.
- 1 lb chicken wings (as needed)
- 23 ounces Frank's red hot sauce
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon black pepper (preferably fine ground)
- 3 tablespoons ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon jalapeno sauce
- Tabasco sauce (from 1 drop to as hot as you want it)
- habanero sauce (optional)
- horseradish (I usually use several tbsp)
Directions See How It's Made
- Place saucepan on stove. Add the dry ingredients. Mix together with a fork. Add wet ingredients. Use a spoon to mix all together. Heat on med., until the sauce starts to turn a darker red, and all of the sugar is dissolved.
- Wings can be fried, or baked.(I put wings in a larger baking pan with rather large sides, to keep from making a mess).
- Fry or bake until crisp. Fryer at 375°F, or oven on broil. When they are done in the fryer, they should be floating on the surface. Keep an eye on the ones in the oven, and turn them over when crisp on top.(usually 10-15 min.).
- Remove from the pan, or fryer, and drain juices. Put wings in a small container, add sauce,cover and shake. If you don't have a container, use a bowl, or put them on the plate, and cover with the sauce. Don't be skimpy with it either.
- Serve them with blue cheese dressing, or dressing of your choice, and don't forget the accompanying rabbit food. (so your mouth can take a break, and cool down).