My husband is a chicken wing fanatic to say the least. I decided I wanted to do something unexpected for him, and one thing he has learned not to expect from me is… well, cooking in general really. When I do take on the kitchen, it usually involves tossing frozen meat into the crock pot, turning the knob to low, and coming back 8 hours later to retrieve the result. Ever noticed you don’t see many recipes on here? There is a reason. Not my area of expertise or interest. Usually if I attempt something new, it doesn’t come out exactly photograph and share worthy. This chicken wing recipe, however, did. I don’t even like wings normally, and I couldn’t get enough of these. The aficionado was quite impressed too…
That is his “Oh my goodness, there better me 20 more of these” face. I was delighted to see how pleased he was with the outcome. I actually went out and bought this deep fryer (yep, had never used one) for the recipe. It was only 29.99 at my local Kohl’s, down from $59.99. The house smelled like a county fair, but it was totally worth it, and we will be having these frequently.
Here is how I did it…
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
15 chicken wings
oil for deep frying
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce
1 dash ground black pepper
1 dash garlic powder
- Mix together flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Place chicken wings in a casserole dish and evenly coat them with flour mixture. I just sprinkled one side, flipped over and sprinkled other side. Lots of the mixture will be in the bottom of your dish. That’s fine. Cover dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.
- Heat oil in a deep fryer. I used Vegetable oil in the Presto Cool Touch deep fryer and filled it to the max line. This allowed me to cook five wings at a time in the basket in the next step. I heated the oil for 15 min per instructions with the deep fryer. There is no temp gauge on this model. It automatically knows like magic.
- To make the wing sauce, combine butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter melts. Remove from heat and put to the side. Move on to cooking the wings.
- Fry coated wings in hot oil for 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown. Carefully remove from deep fryer. The Presto has a cool hook that you can sit the basket on to let the grease drain. Place wings in serving bowl, pour on hot sauce mixture and stir together. I served with celery and blue cheese.
Just writing this post makes me want more! Now that John knows I can do this, BW3′s isn’t going to cut it anymore. What are your favorite wing recipes?