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Chicken Wings – Variations on the Theme


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 lbs. chicken wings
  • 6 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 2 qts. cooking oil

Optional Seasonings to taste:

  • Salt and pepper
  • One tablespoon vinegar
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic Powder

HOW TO PREPARE:

WINGS:

Cut tips off wings and reserve for stock. Sprinkle wings liberally with Salt.
Deep fry until golden brown and crispy.
Drain on paper towels.

SAUCE:

Combine melted butter, salt, vinegar, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and hot sauce in a large bowl, mix well. Add wings and coat evenly.

This recipe is for mild wings-add extra hot sauce for more heat. Serve with bleu cheese and celery.

VARIATION -1:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and preheat oil in deep fryer to 375 degrees.

Fry wings for 8 minutes.

Transfer to a tray with paper towels and let drain.

Season with salt and pepper.

In a saucepan melt butter. Add hot sauce, salt, vinegar, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Toss wings in sauce. Roast 15 to 20 minutes or Broil 2 minutes per side.

VARIATION-2:

Spread wings out on a cookie sheet or baking pan (that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray) with the skin sides up. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour or until crispy (if they’re huge wings it may take about 15 more minutes or so, and if they are smaller it may take a little less.)

Serve wings with sauces for dipping.

VARIATION-3Ginger-Scallion Wings

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for pans
  • 4 pounds chicken wings, cut in half at joint (wing tips removed)
  • Salt
  • 8 large scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly oil two baking sheets and divide chicken wings between sheets; season with salt. Bake until deep golden brown and cooked through, 35 minutes, flipping chicken and rotating sheets halfway through.

2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, puree scallions, ginger, 1 teaspoon salt, and oil. Transfer wings to a large bowl, add sauce, and toss to coat. Return wings to sheets and bake until set, about 10 minutes.

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