Monday, February 6, 2012

Appetizer - Super Bowl Wings

Yes, sports fans! It's that time of year again, and we're here a day late to share with you how to make a great dish to bring to your buddy's Super Bowl party. So unless you drive a Delorien, I recommend you bookmark this page for next year. If you happen to be from the future reading this archived post, please know that this will be a great addition to any gathering, especially a Super Bowl party. Please, future email me and let me know if football is played in a battledome with robot gladiators and humans secretly plotting an uprising. Go human beings!

Uber-nerdy post-apocalyptic distopic robot fantasies aside*, these wings are really good. And yes, the simplicity of the dredge is what makes them so. Coat them well in dredge, on all sides and you'll get a good crispy crust. Science dictates that the crispy crust is going to try to dissolve when you toss them in sauce, so make sure that oil is spitting hot and coat well. Also, don't fry partially frozen wings. They won't cook evenly, the dredge will either burn or won't stick and you won't be pleasing your robot overlords, or guests, as the case may be.

Deep fryer or Large pot

10 minutes prep
10-20 minutes cook time
Serves 4-6


  • 2 quarts canola or peanut oil
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, thawed
The Dredge:
  • 1-2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
The Toss Sauce:
The Serve & Garnish:

Heat the oil until it spits when a light flick of water is applied. Mix the dredge, and toss the chicken in it. Spoon the wings in the hot oil and cook until crust is golden brown and the chicken is cooked through. Remove wings and place in a tossing bowl. Heat the hot sauce and butter until combined and butter melts. Stir to create a combined emulsion. Drizzle the sauce over the cooked wings and toss in the bowl. Let rest 3 minutes and toss again. Serve with blue cheese dressing and celery.

*Just try saying that 10 times fast.

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1 comment:

  1. Good looking wings. I've been eating a bunch of them lately and haven't gotten tired of them yet.