Recipe Time! – Wings 3 Ways

I love to watch the Food Network, though I don’t have much time to watch as I once used to, but I saw this recipe called “Wings 3 Ways” on Sunny Anderson’s show, Cooking for Real. I made it for my husband’s welcome home party from Iraq and it was a hit! 3 different types of wings in one sitting. The best thing is that you can make the sauces ahead of time or even the night before and warm them in a microwave right before serving. Great finger food for when you have a bunch of guests for a game or you can make just enough to serve to your family, making the separate sauces as dipping sauces. This is a must have in the recipe books!

What you need:

2 quarts vegetable shortening, for frying
24 whole chicken wings (about 6 pounds) (s/n: or you can buy the pre-cut ones)
4 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarchFor the Honey BBQ Sauce:

2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons creamed honey
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Salt

For the Spicy Butter Sauce:

1 cup hot sauce (recommended: Frank’s Red Hot)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 lemon, juiced
1 small bunch basil
Salt

For the Zest Mix:

1 lemon, zested
1 lime, zested

Directions:In a large pot, heat vegetable shortening until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 375 degrees F. Line a sheet tray with a wire rack.

Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, separate the chicken wings into the drummettes and wings, discarding the wing tip joint.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, cayenne, 1 tablespoon salt and black pepper. In a paper bag, shake together flour, cornstarch and 1 tablespoon salt. Place chicken in egg mixture and toss well to coat. Place chicken in batches in the bag of flour mixture. Shake well to coat. Set on wire rack to let coating set, 20 minutes.

Meanwhile make the Honey BBQ Sauce and the Spicy Butter Sauce. In a small saucepan, bring the ingredients for the Honey BBQ Sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and cook until sauce has reduced by half, about 12 minutes, stirring frequently. In another saucepan, bring the ingredients for the Spicy Butter Sauce to a simmer. Remove from heat and let basil infuse in butter for at least 15 minutes. Remove basil.

When oil is at the right temperature, add chicken, working in batches, and fry until cooked through and crispy, about 13 minutes. Season chicken with salt then immediately toss, taking turns with batches, in the Honey BBQ sauce, or the Spicy Butter Sauce or sprinkle with the lemon and lime zest.

Serve immediately.

I hope you have enjoyed this recipe.
God Bless!
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