Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cowboy Candy; The Only Candy Tough Enough for a Cowboy

I tried some Cowboy Candy about a week ago.  I was amazed and surprised at how good it was.  Hot stuff is something I really enjoy.  I also like sweet stuff.  And, of course, I'm a pretty tough guy.  So this combo is awesome.

Although I enjoy a complicated recipe just as much as the next Chef, I decided to see if I could come up with something similar to what I tried, but not require as many ingredients.  I'm pretty pleased with what I came up with.  I've come up with a few spin-off recipes as well.  I'll work on having some photos for you of the main marvel as well as some of the others in which I've used it.

I think you will be impressed.

6 cups sugar
1 gallon jalapeno slices, drained (reserve 1 cup of the juice)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup reserved juice from jalapenos

In a large pot, combine the sugar and vinegar and the reserved juice from the jalapenos.  At medium heat, bring mixture to 190 degrees.  Put jalapenos in a heat-proof container.  Remove the sugar mixture from the heat and pour over the drained jalapenos.  Set aside to cool.

When it's reached room temperature, pick up a spoon and enjoy.  If you like spicy and sweet stuff, you're really going to love this.  You won't want to stop eating it.  I almost couldn't tear myself away.

By the way, there's some pretty cool stuff out there, only a Google search away, about why this stuff was named Cowboy Candy.  I'd be happy to share what I've found if you like.  Just let me know.

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