Extra vegetable or side $3.50 eachOn this menu you will notice, black eyed peas, collard greens, turnip greens and pot likker. All of these are rather bland or bitter cooked as is, but add a healthy dash of pepper sauce and you are in food nirvana.
You can purchase pepper sauce at any grocery store here, (The most popular brand is Texas Pete green pepper sauce) but why buy a small bottle for nearly 2 bucks when you can make a quart for a dollar.
Wash a quart mason jar, (sterilize it if you want to be safe, unlike me who is willing to live on the edge) Pack with as many washed hot peppers* as possible in a quart mason jar. Bring 2 1/2 cups of cider vinegar to a boil in a small pan. Pour over the hot peppers, put a lid on the jar and let it cool for a bit. Then put it in the refrigerator. After sitting for a few days this is ready to enjoy liberally on your favorite veggies.
By summer's end I will have about 12 quarts of this made which I will can using the water bath method for longer storage. When I return home from Oregon vegetables will be at their peak and I will get started processing! Can't wait?
* You can use whatever your hot pepper of choice is, but remember the hotter the pepper the hotter the pepper sauce! Caution, my friends!