Lets talk chicken wings! This is not really a “family recipe.” Well, if I were being honest this is not even really a recipe. It’s rather a step by step guide to making your own extra-crispy, juicy, spicy chicken wings.
Bryson, every time I have chicken wings I think about you in high school. I remember how you, Cameron, Grant and Connor would always go to that divey little place off Hwy 9. The wings were $0.50 each and you four boys would have chicken-wing eating contests. Every time you would eat until you were so full you felt sick. You would always swear you would NEVER do that again…
Do you remember that wedding reception that we went too, Lochlan? It was just the two of us going and we were both STARVING. We stopped at a Publix grocery store on the way to the reception to pick up a gift bag. The deli had just put out fresh, hot, really REALLY saucy chicken wings.
They smelled so good.
We decided if we were really careful we could eat them in the car before we went in to the reception. We sat in the car, out in front of the reception venue, getting wing sauce all over us. Every time a guest would walk by the car we would try to play it cool and hide the wings.
What were we thinking?
These wings are not as saucy as the Publix wings, Lochlan. I’m sorry to say that the element of danger is missing with these wings, Bryson (NO possibility of food poisoning). What I CAN say is that the trade-off is really tasty, tasty wings! Extra crispy, and really juicy. They have tons of heat, with a touch of the sour from the lime and a hint of sweet. The first time you had them, Bry, you said they were almost perfect. You just needed more heat! So I upped the heat level and now they are perfect!
The secret to these extra crispy chicken wings is potato starch and double frying! The potato starch puffs up and becomes a really light crispy coating that is not greasy at all. The double frying makes sure that the inside of the chicken wing is perfectly cooked and the coating is crispy crunchy … EVEN with lots of sauce!
Go make some wing memories!
Love you both!!!