Monday, March 4, 2013

two wings, sure to please.

I seriously just left the strangest day of work I've had in a long time. Like, a really long time. I feel I may be cursed. 3 broken tour vehicles and the odometer read 666 when I started driving. That's why I'm wishing that I had chicken wings to eat tonight. These pictures are from the Super Bowl. Just looking at the pictures of the wings are making me wish we had them for dinner tonight. Wings are my favorite comfort food. I know that's kind of weird, but I love them.
Always start with fully defrosted wings. If they are wet or frozen in anyway, they won't fry nicely. They also may pop and sizzle and cause problems when you drop them into hot oil. Hot oil and water are not buddies. Make sure when you drop the wings into the oil that they don't burn and they don't just fall to the bottom. You want the wings to sizzle evenly all the way around. We like our wings to be extra crispy, so I cook our for 15 minutes, but you should expect to cook the wings for 10-15 minutes.
The three varieties you see above are super easy to prepare. Buffalo sauce is made using any hot sauce you'd like and butter. Parmesan garlic is made using butter and oil, sliced garlic and grated parmesan. The jerk wings couldn't be simpler, because all you do is toss the wings hot from the fryer into the seasoning. Our favorite is always buffalo, though. Tangy and spicy, buttery and finger licking good. 
Buffalo Wings
2 lbs raw chicken wings
2 quarts vegetable oil
1 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup butter

Heat oil to 325 degrees in a large pan. Drop wings in batches into the oil and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until juices run clear. While the wings are frying, melt butter and hot sauce together in a sauce pan until combined. When wings are finished cooking, drain on a plate with a paper towel. While still hot, toss wings in butter and hot sauce mixture until coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Parmesan Garlic Wings
2 lbs raw chicken wings
2 quarts vegetable oil
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/8 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp black pepper

Heat oil to 325 degrees in a large pan. Drop wings in batches into the oil and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until juices run clear. While the wings are frying, melt butter and oil together in a sauce pan until combined. When oil and butter are combined, add seasonings and cheese. When wings are finished cooking, drain on a plate with a paper towel. While still hot, toss wings in butter and hot sauce mixture until coated. Serve immediately  Enjoy!