Easy and Amazing Roasted Garlic Hot Wing Sauce

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As everyone around here might know, I'm a total wing nut. But the other thing I am is a tightwad, so instead of shelling out too much money for the inferior wings at a certain national chain just so I can have their roasted garlic sauce, I decided to try it myself at home. This is the result.

Clearly, my food photography skills need a little work. I even have a nice new DSLR camera. Still, you should be able to get the idea. And it is a very easy recipe.
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Step 1: The Players

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This is literally a six-ingredient sauce:
  • Anywhere from 18 to 24 ounces of vinegar-based hot sauce. I use various Frank's knock-offs and store brands. No sense using the expensive stuff here.
  • Some honey to take the edge off the sauce and add a bit of sweetness.
  • 8 to 10 heads of garlic, depending on their size and how little you care about your breath.
  • Some salt for roasting the garlic.
  • Some oil, again for roasting the garlic. I use olive oil.
  • 1 stick of butter, cut into pieces, though you don't need to do that until later.
For tools, you need a food processor, though a blender should also do the job. You'll also need a skillet or other pan for simmering, a whisk, and a spatula.

Step 2: Celebrity Roast

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The first step is the hardest part: roasting the garlic. A great deal of you probably already know how to do this, in which case, you can skip to the next step, but if not...

Really, all you need to do is cut the tops off of the heads, being careful not to waste too much, drizzle the remainder in oil and salt, wrap it all up in a foil burrito, then bake at 400 degrees for an hour and fifteen minutes or so. It should look like the fourth photo when it's done.
jmonyak1 year ago
Cant wait to try this out.
I just tried it, sing 3/4 of the amount of garlic for uncertainty reasons. The garlic itself tasted better than expected, the finished product did not, though, I found it too sweet and not hot enough, although I think this is probably due to the choice of sauce...
dmlandrum (author)  Dominic Bender2 years ago
Really? I find mine to be barely sweet at all. How much honey did you add? I usually put in about 1 1/2 tablespoons or so. Not too much.
Sounds dangerous... I have to try this, thanks ;).