Oct 2, 2014

That Moment When... {Who Dat Hot Wings}

So.  Wings and football.
Who Dat Hot Wings 3 ways | Ms. enPlace


A classic pair.

Who Dat Hot Wings 3 ways | Ms. enPlace


I've been experimenting with hot wings since The Boy loves them.
Working on a few cooking methods.  And a sauce using two of my favorite Louisiana products: Cajun Power Garlic Sauce and Louisiana Hot Sauce.
(My most favorite Louisiana products would be Zatarain's Creole Mustard and Community Coffee)

When I tell you we've been eating a lot of wings, I'm not kidding.

Only every time we've had wings, the Saints have lost.
The week I gave wings a rest, the Saints won.

I was starting to think that my hot wings had bad ju-ju.

Last Sunday no wings came out of my kitchen.
And the Saints lost anyway.



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These wings were fried "naked."  We liked them, but they weren't the favorite.

Who Dat Hot Wings 3 ways | Ms. enPlace

I tried baking the wings.  The adults liked these the most.  The chicken turned out more tender and fall-off-the-bone than the other cooking methods.  Still had that crispy exterior going on too. Baking is also the healthier way to go.  And no babysitting a deep fryer.  Bonus!

Who Dat Hot Wings 3 ways | Ms. enPlace
I know the standard is blue cheese dressing but I like a bowl of the remaining hot wing sauce instead.

Last, was frying them breaded.  This was my son's favorite.  The adult's least favorite.  He liked them because they are more like fried chicken.  I did not like the extra mess.  Extra calories too.  Although, let's be real.  When I'm eating wings, sitting on my butt yelling at the Saints in front of the tv, I'm not much into calorie counts.

Who Dat Hot Wings 3 ways | Ms. enPlace


Print It!

Who Dat Hot Wings
3 ways

For the wing sauce:
1 stick butter
7-8 Tbsp Louisiana brand hot sauce
4 Tbsp Cajun Power Garlic Sauce

For the wings:
1. Fried Naked
vegetable oil
deep fryer
3 lbs chicken wings

Heat oil to 375 F in a deep fryer.  While the oil is heating, remove and discard the tips of the wings and cut apart the drumette and wingette at the joint.  Pat the wings dry.

When the oil is hot, add a few wings at a time to the fryer, being careful not to crowd them.  Fry for about 10 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165 F in the thickest part of the meat.  Remove from fryer, drain briefly on paper towels.  Place in a large bowl with wing sauce and toss to coat.

2. Fried Breaded
vegetable oil
deep fryer
3 lbs chicken wings
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

Heat oil to 375 F in a deep fryer.  Remove and discard the tips of the wings and cut apart the drumette and wingette at the joint.  Place the wings in buttermilk.

Mix together the flour, panko, salt, and pepper.  Dredge wings in breading mixture and fry for 12-15 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165 F in the thickest part of the meat.  Remove from fryer, drain briefly on paper towels.  Place in a large bowl with wing sauce and toss to coat.

3. Baked
3 lbs chicken wings
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Remove and discard the tips of the wings and cut apart the drumette and wingette at the joint.  Place the wings in a large bowl.  Toss with vegetable oil.  Season with salt and pepper and toss again.

Place wire racks on two large sheet pans.  Spread out wings between the two pans and bake for about 50 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165 F and the skin is crispy.  Remove from oven, place in a large bowl with wing sauce and toss to coat.



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Linking with:

My Pinterventures The YUCK Stops Here
Yesterfood
Feeding Big The 21st Century Housewife Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
Lou Lou Girls I party and get pinned at Tasty Tuesdays on Anyonita Nibbles Full Time Mama
Two Little Cavaliers Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
My Turn for us
Weekend Bites

11 comments:

  1. And I wanted to cut down on spicy dinners and chocolate! I guess, I can blame you now ;)
    Thank you, for linking up with Merry Mondays.
    xx
    Mila

    http://milaslittlethings.com/
    milawayable@gmail.com

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  2. Michelle, I appreciate the culinary research you did on finding the best way to prepare wings! ;) They all sound good, but the baked does sound great to me. With sauce as delicious as yours sounds, I think I'd like all of them. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! Pinned! :)

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  3. Hi Michelle,
    Your wings will be a winner at our cottage anytime, however I sure would appreciate it if your would make them the next time Dallas plays the Saints, as we can use all the help we can get, lol! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Hope to see you again real soon,
    Miz Helen

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  4. We LOVE hot wings and my husband makes them any time we have pizza. We usually use Franks Red Hot sauce, but I think I'll have to suggest Louisiana hot sauce next time. What is the Cajun Power Garlic Sauce? Never seen nor heard of it. I'd love to find it so I can try your recipe ingredient for ingredient. ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! I still need to motivate myself to post a recipe... Maybe tomorrow... :P

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    1. Alesha-Cajun Power Garlic Sauce is a sauce that can be added to finished dishes for extra flavor or used to make sauces, gravies, and marinades. It isn't a hot sauce, but has a slight vinegar taste like hot sauce (just no heat). The web site is: http://www.cajunpowersauce.com/index.cfm

      It can also be purchased through Cajun Grocer (along with a lot of other Louisiana products) http://www.cajungrocer.com/cajun-power-garlic-sauce.html

      I don't work for either company lol!

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  5. This looks fabulous! Pinned. We couldn’t think of anyone better to party with! Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  6. I love hot wings and used to make them once a month. I prefer the baking method too. Thanks for sharing this with us on Merry Monday.

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  7. mm I haven't done wings in a long time. They sound pretty good, and a perfect treat for the hubs and I, since my kids won't touch anything that may be spicy or hot, lol. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

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  8. Delicious wings Michelle, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

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  9. Michelle, your wings look wonderful! I really like that they are baked as well. I'm sorry the Saints still lost though... Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop!

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  10. We only make hot wings on Super Bowl day. Looking for a new recipe. Pinned this. Thanks for bringing it by Weekend Bites.

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