Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Chicken Wings

This weekend I said farewell to a TV series that I have spent the past year watching: Cheers. Completing 11 seasons of a show definitely calls for some fanfare.  How to honor a show that takes place in a bar? Bar food of course!

Deep Fried Chicken Wings

2 lb chicken wings
3/4 cup flour
1 tbsp paprika
1 cup hot sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced

1. Heat deep fryer to 375*.  Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
2. Mix flour and paprika in a pie plate, coat chicken wings in mixture.
3. Heat hot sauce and garlic in a small sauce pan, keep warm while cooking chicken.
4. Cook chicken at 375 for 10 minutes.  Drain on paper towels, toss into hot sauce mixture and serve.

*You can surely cook this in a large heavy pot with lots of oil, but I don't know how much oil you would need to submerge the wings entirely.

I made a Gorgonzola dip to serve with the wings by mixing the cheese and sour cream. There will be extra hot sauce and you can serve that on the side also for some extra spice.

We also had various other bar food staples: french fries, beer nuts, and pretzels. Carrots and celery were also consumed to allow us to feel better about this being dinner.

These wings were perfection.  Cooking them quickly and eating them right after being sauced kept the coating crisp, not soggy.

In case you were wondering, the ending of Cheers really did bring a tear to my eye.  It's a great show, available on Netflix, and comes highly recommended by me.

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