Regardless of how healthy or unhealthy you think wings are, they are delicious and hard to avoid. While I do like Buffalo wings, I find using different homemade sauces makes things are little more interesting and a little less vinegary. Making wings at home is a little bit of extra work, but the taste difference is genuinely worth it. In this recipe I fried the wings, and that is the best bet for a crispy wing. Other options for baking them are available, and you can find them on multiple places online.
Servings - 4
1.5 lb - fresh chicken wings
6 oz - whipped cream cheese
3 strips - cooked bacon
1 Tbsp - Pastamore Fresh Jalapeño Oil
1/4-1/3 cup - water
To taste - salt and black pepper
As needed - flour
As needed - sunflower or peanut oil
1. Chop or rip bacon into half inch pieces. Add cream cheese, bacon, and water into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Slowly add the Pastamore Fresh Jalapeño Oil while blending. Stop once completely mixed. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
2. Cut off the flapper portion of the wing (after last joint) and dispose of. Cut the wings between the wing and drum portion. Place 1 cup of flour into a medium-sized baking dish. Generously season the flour with salt and pepper. Place the wings into the flour mixture.
3. Place a large pot or high-sided frying pan on the stove over medium heat. Fill the pot with oil until there is approximately 1.5-2 inches of oil in the pot. Heat until the oil reaches 375º F. This should be checked with a high temperature or sugar thermometer. Slowly increase the heat on the burner if the oil is not hot enough.
4. Shake the excess flour from half of the wings/drums and place them into the hot oil. Cook for 5 minutes and then flip over. Total cook time will be around 10 minutes, and internal temperatures of the thickest piece should be checked.
5. Remove the cooked wings from the oil and place on a towel. Allow the oil to reheat for a few minutes, and then add the remaining wings. Cook in the same fashion.
6. Combine The cooked wings and the sauce into a large mixing bowl. Mix until the wings are evenly coated. Serve immediately with celery and carrots.