You’ll Love This Incredibly Simple Recipe!
Would you like to be more popular during football season? Would you like people, particularly men and teenagers, to gaze at you with soulful eyes when they see you?
Try this super simple recipe and be the most popular person around!
Ingredients: canola oil, flour, salt, pepper; 1 package (12 pieces) Purdue (or equally tender brand) wingettes*; 1/2 bottle Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce, 4 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Shake bag gently to coat the pieces. Open bag and tap each wingette gently to release excess flour (this is a critical step; you want a thin flour coating, not a mushy doughy one) then place in two neat rows on the baking sheet; don’t crowd the wingettes cheek to jowl or they won’t crisp up properly.
Put the baking sheet with the wingettes on it on middle rack in your oven and set a timer for 30 minutes.
When timer sounds remove baking sheet from oven and close oven door to keep the temp hot inside.
Return to oven and set time for 15 minutes.
Here’s where we find out if our ovens are slightly different!
When the timer sounds, peep (get it!) at the wings and ask yourself the following questions: Are they nicely browned? Are they “frying” happily around the edges? Is anything oozing out of them? If you can answer these questions yes, yes and no, remove the wings from the oven! If you answer no, no and yes, then set the timer for 10 more minutes.
Serve on a platter with (if desired) extra dipping sauce, celery stalks and blue cheese dressing (I use Ken’s reduced calorie dressing, but you can go all fancy and make your own, if you prefer). At my home I don’t need the “extras” as everyone falls on the wings like starving wolves, albeit wolves who stare at me adoringly since I’m the cook!
*Note: Purdue is my go-to brand; we have Tyson around these parts, but I find that brand of chicken to be much less tender.