Hi there! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might have seen a sneak peek at my hot wings we were cooking up yesterday for the Super Bowl game. The hubby was pumped about cooking up some homemade hot wings, and I have to say they were pretty darn good! I’m going to share our recipe with you in case you want to make up a “spicy” dish for your man on Valentine’s or anytime! 😉
Our recipe is an adaptation with some modification from the cookbook, Bless Your Heart, by Patsy Caldwell and Amy Wilson. If you haven’t seen this book, you can check out my 5 Can Soup that came from that same cookbook. Perfect for a cold day!
Let’s get cookin’!
Hot Wings Recipe:
Oil for frying (I used canola oil)
2 pounds of chicken wings (I used a large bag of frozen drumsticks and wings – with the wing tip already removed)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons of hot sauce, your choice (I used Franks Red Hot)
Celery sticks and Ranch or Blue cheese dressing
Pour the oil into a dutch oven or large pot and bring to 350 degrees over high heat. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. Coat the drumettes and wings with the flour mixture. Fry each batch in a single layer for 10 minutes, being careful not to crowd the pan. Flip over and cook another 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove to a platter and keep warm while frying the remaining chicken.
After all wings and drumettes are cooked, empty oil from pan and wipe clean. Return pan to low heat and add butter to melt. Stir in hot sauce. Add hot wings to the skillet, tossing each piece to coat. Allow to cook in sauce for about 1 – 2 minutes. Remove to platter. Serve with celery sticks and dressing.
- We used a cast iron skillet to fry our wings, ’cause we’re a bit southern and that’s just how we roll.
- We used that same cast iron skillet to cook the sauce in, because “a bit southern” is an understatement.
- You can skip cooking in the sauce, by melting the butter, mixing in the hot sauce and just pouring it over the cooked wings.
- We made a BIG batch and doubled this recipe.
- We added
a littlemore than 3 tablespoons of hot sauce because we like to spice things up! (More like a stick of butter to half a bottle of Frank’s Red Hot)
- We ate every.single.one. 😉
After a weekend of cold and snowy weather, this was a great way to warm things up! And what goes better with the Super Bowl than hot wings??
We spent the rest of our weekend playing in the snow, cleaning, doing laundry, and painting! Yes, the office makeover is underway! Annnd we did a little shopping for the important stuff like diapers, dog food, and M&Ms. I almost think I should have named the blog that – Diapers, Dogfood, and M&Ms. Yep, that’s the story of our life! 🙂
Did you watch the game? Who were you pulling for?