So, I know this pandemic and quarantine will render countless baby showers this year! And you’re going to need some bomb recipes to serve the shower guests! Cause if I attend a baby shower and the food sucks, I’m taking my gift back! Okay, okay, back on subject. You need my crispy, fried chicken wing recipe!
I purchased the wings already separated. I’m lazy. We know this. But, if you’re less fortunate and have to cut your own, don’t fret. It’s super easy. Just chop at the joints.
Sometimes, you’ll encounter some chicken that was handled by someone like me. And those pieces of bird will still have a few feathers attached. Pluck ‘em! We want our wings hairless.
Spice it Up
This recipe is ridiculously easy! This is crazy. Now, we want to mix up our spice blend. Pour the spice in a bowl and mix with a spoon or something. The end. I know, right?!
This is my favorite part. Not really. That dang flour gets every damn where! Why did I keep it g rated in the beginning only to use profanity at the end? Pray for me. Flour mixture! Yes! Okay, I won’t lie and say that I studied the science of this. I haven’t. This may not even be a real thing. But, I add baking powder and cornstarch to my flour to make it extra crispy! Listen, it works for me. Could be in my head, but just do it cause we’re friends. I love you, too.
Throw that Old A** Oil Away!
Peanut oil. Yep. You need it. Unless you’re allergic. If so, don’t. No, seriously, please don’t. I’d cry. But, I love frying chicken in peanut oil. Again, in my mind, it contributes to the crunch in this chicken. While we’re here, we need to talk. IMPORTANT: THROW THAT OLD A** GREASE AWAY!!! I don’t care what yo mama did. (Mine did it, too. Hey, Ma!) I don’t care what they did! We’re stopping that generational curse! USE FRESH OIL EVERY TIME YOU FRY. YES! Every time. I’m not playing. Don’t argue with me. Thou shalt not win.
Can chicken be sexy? I don’t care. It is. Look at this bird!!! Bless, God! Major key alert: drain the chicken on a wired rack. Leave the paper towels alone. You need that wired rack to circulate the air around the wing and deliver the ultimate crunch! Paper towel draining can lead to soggy wings. Look it up. No, really look it up cause I didn’t, and I want to know if it’s true.
Okay, I think I’ve told you all you need to know. The rest you can figure out from the recipe down there and the tutorial on the You to the Tube. Anyway, I’m tired of typing. Grab the hot sauce. Peace.
Happy Cooking, Frying, Whatever,
Crispy Fried Chicken Wings Recipe:
- 2 lbs chicken wings drums and flats separated
- 2 TBS Cajun or Creole seasoning
- 1 TBS onion powder
- 1 TBS garlic powder
- 2 tsp Accent seasoning optional
- 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- Peanut oil for frying
Rinse the chicken wings thoroughly with water and lemon juice
Remove any feathers
Pat dry well with paper towels
In a small bowl, combine all seasonings and powders. Mix well.
Sprinkle half of the seasoning blend evenly on the wings.
Toss to coat
In a shallow dish, combine the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, and remaining seasoning blend.
Dredge each wing into the flour mixture, gently squeezing the flour into the wing to coat. Shake off the excess flour.
Fry the wings peanut oil heated to 350°F for 8-11 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the wings registers at least 165°F.
Place the wings on a wired rack to drain.
Throw that old a** oil away! Always use fresh oil. I love you and I want the best for you.