Fried Chicken Wings are right up there with the best snacks ever! I mean, entire restaurants have been designed around chicken wings. So, I just had to make a batch from scratch. Golden brown and crispy, this yummy appetizer is begging to be dipped in your favorite sauce.
Here's my disclaimer: Don't try this recipe unless you have a really sharp knife that can cut through a chicken wing with ease. Otherwise, you may end up with chicken-wingitis. Or worse. Lol!
Should I Buy Whole Wings?
Buying whole chicken wings is much more cost effective than purchasing pre-cut wings. It's also fun to cut them up if you have the right tools. However, you can always ask your butcher to do the hard work for you.
If you do take the plunge, you'll see there are three sections to each wing. The drumette, the wingette, and the wing tip. It takes a little practice knowing where to cut them, so take a moment to do some research first.
Here's a great tutorial if you're like me and have never dissected a chicken wing in your life: How to Cut Chicken Wings by Stephanie Manley.
Fry 'em Up in a Pan
There are as many ways to cook chicken wings as there are stars in the sky, but to get the crispiest skin, I decided to fry mine. Once you've cut up your wings, it's time to season them and fry 'em up in a pan!
I used an Italian seasoning blend of garlic, parsley and salt, coating each wing liberally before adding them to a cast iron skillet with ½ inch of vegetable oil.
What Sauces Should I Use?
You know how hard it is to choose a sauce when you go to a wing restaurant? Well, it's the same way when you make them yourself. There are so many choices! I narrowed it down to two, and decided to use my favorite sauces from the grocery store: Sweet Baby Ray's Teriyaki and Frank's Red Hot Sauce.
After the wings are fried, immediately transfer them to the sauce with tongs and toss well. Place the wings on a large plate and garnish with blue cheese crumbles.
How Do I Make Blue Cheese Dip?
To make the dip, use 1 cup of Ranch Dressing and add fresh blue cheese crumbles. Mix well, then pour into a small bowl in the center of the plate.
Add celery sticks...and you've got the best snack ever! What's even better? You made it all by yourself! Yay for Fried Chicken Wings!
More Appetizers to Love
If you're looking for more yummy snacks to chow down on, try a few of these...
- Smoked Pimento-Jack Cheese
- The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Tailgate Meatballs
- Tomato Olive Flatbread
- Southern Deviled Eggs
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