February 2, 2013


This is an  oven-broiled or oven-baked  version of the classic hot wing appetizer. Normally, the hot wings are fried and this is a better alternative that you can easily prepare for all of your Superbowl boys at home. Simply prepare this little marinade and combined  with oven-broiling, the wings crisp up the skin, leaving the meat juicy. A last-minute dip in hot sauce guarantees that spicy flavor.


1 1/2 cups Franks Red Hot Sauce
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 pounds chicken wings, separated into 2 pieces and wing tips discarded
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted
Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing (Ken's Steakhouse preferred)
Celery and carrot sticks

Place 1 cup of the hot sauce, the buttermilk, and the garlic powder in a large resealable plastic bag and stir to combine. Add the wings; seal the bag, pressing out any excess air; and turn the bag to coat the wings evenly. Let marinate in the refrigerator, turning occasionally, for at least 2 to 4 hours.

The Alton Brown method recommends this oven broiling method.....
Heat the broiler to high and arrange a rack in the middle of the oven. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on it.
Remove the wings from the marinade, letting any excess drip off, and arrange in a single layer on the rack. being careful not to allow the wings to touch.
 Discard the marinade and broil the wings until the meat starts to pull away from the bones and the skin is deep golden brown, bubbling, and crisped, about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the wings over using tongs. Return wings to the oven and continue broiling until the skin is deep golden brown, bubbling, and crisped on the second side, about 12 minutes more.

Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/2 cup hot sauce and melted butter in a large bowl and set aside. Add cooked wings and toss to coat. Serve  with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

I have also "baked" these wings....350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Then deep fry them at the end for 2-3 minutes, and pour the remaining marinade over the baked wings. The  meat is tender, juicy and they have turned out perfectly...

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