I figured that my first post for this blog should be something delicious, simple, and not-even-a-little-bit-healthy. Chicken wings seemed like the appropriate choice! I've always loved wings, and when my mom (Pampered Chef Director Extraordinaire) sent me a deep-covered baker, along with a recipe for wings that I could make in the MICROWAVE (YAY!) I decided to finally make them myself. I combined the microwave techniques of the P/C recipe with part of this Jamaican Jerk Wing recipe from Food & Wine magazine and was very pleased with the results.
First, I combined onion powder, garlic powder, flour, and salt together in a bowl and tossed my wings in the mixture.
Then I put my wings, in two layers, into my deep-covered baker. (I just looked on the P/C website to try and find a link to put here, because this baker is awesome, but I can't find it on the site! Mom! What's up with that?!) I microwaved the wings for 7 minutes, then flipped them over and cooked them for another 7 minutes. ALL IN THE MICROWAVE! Amazing.
THEN I deep-fried them. Now, I know that not everybody cares for deep-fried food, but it makes these wings taste SO MUCH BETTER. The flour and the skin just get nice and crisp and golden, and the sauce just sticks to them that much better. SO! I deep-fried them in small batches, at 340 degree vegetable oil, for five minutes. When they were done, I shook them off and tossed them in a combination of 4 tablespoons of Frank's hot sauce and 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (this is for 3 pounds of wings, guess I should've said that up front).
It took all of my energy not to eat them right away, but I gave them a minute to cool before I plated them. And this is what they looked like:
TA DA! The BF and I gobbled them up with a little Light Hidden Valley Ranch (because Light Ranch goes with deep fried wings. Obviously).
And for the shoes. I made these on Labor Day so . . .
That's right, peeps. Socks and sweatpants. There is no better wing-eating footwear or legwear. Period.