The Super Bowl is the not just the pinnacle of sporting events, it is also the pinnacle of snacking events. I polled my fans on social media and, by and large, wings came out as the #1 nosh for the big game.
Crispy or Tender?
The problem that most people have is that they enjoy the crispiness of fried wings, but frying often dries them out and leaves them tough. Baking wings keeps them tender and juicy, but they lack that crispiness that you love. Solution… bake and fry them. Slow roasting your wings in a low oven will keep them tender. Actually, they will be fall-off-the-bone tender. Once roasted, a quick flash-fry right before serving will provide that crisp that really makes a wing complete.
YES this recipe will take a bit longer than your normal “drop-and-go” wings, but HEY! this is the Super Bowl. This is the premiere sporting event with athletes who have trained their entire lives for the shot at a ring! Surely you can rise to the occasion and spend a little extra time to ensure that your wings are true champions.
Here’s the Recipe
2 pounds chicken wings
1 tbsp. salt and pepper, equal blend
2 tbsp. grape seed oil
¼ cup hot sauce, Franks
½ pound butter, softened
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. celery seed
Toss wings with grape seed oil, salt and pepper and place on a sheet pan. Cook in preheated 200 degree oven for 90 minutes. After cooking, remove wings from oven and cool for 30 minutes or more.
Preheat fryer to 375 degrees. Add wings to fryer and cook until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Once crisp, remove from fryer and allow to drain excess grease. Toss in hot sauce recipe listed below and serve.
In mixing bowl, blend hot sauce, butter, honey, salt and celery seed until well mixed. After mixing, hold until saucing wings.