Even though the Steelers are not in the Superbowl this year, I am still excited to watch some football on Sunday. I love watching a good football game and miss the season during the spring and summer. A really good part of watching the Superbowl is partaking in all of the game day snacks that are popular. I know I like a good chicken wing every now and then, so I wanted to share my favorite hot garlic wing recipe.
I believe that chicken wings should be crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. While I know that many people may feel that coating the wings in anything prior to frying them is wrong, I just can’t get enough of the crispiness caused by the cornstarch coating. It is just so good that I can’t worry about authenticity.
This sauce is perfect for me. I can control the heat, although I like a lot. Plus, I can pack it full of garlic for a more complex sauce. I hope you enjoy this year’s game as well as all of the snacks.
Hot and Crispy Chicken Wings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Ingredients (1 dozen chicken wings)
- 1 dozen chicken wings
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot
- Habanero hot sauce to taste
Begin heating oil to 350 degrees
Combine cornstarch and spices in a medium-sized bowl. Toss the chicken wings to coat.
When the oil reaches temperature, fry the wings in batches for 8 minutes, or until cooked through, brown, and crispy.
In a separate sauce pan, heat the butter on medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Turn the heat to low and add the hot sauce. For a spicier sauce, add some habanero hot sauce.
Remove the wings from the oil and place in the hot sauce mixture. Toss to coat. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.