Super Bowl 2013 is upon us! Arguably the biggest game of the year, the Super Bowl is not only a great day for sports, but a great day for eating. It is also a day when chili pepper are in high demand. One of the highest demand recipes is…drum roll…hot wings! We’re huge hot wings fans in the Madness household, especially extra hot and spicy, and dripping with sauce.
Hot wings are one of the most popular pass around dishes for the Super Bowl. Easy to make, most guys love them. Preparation is important, but if often boils down to the choice of sauce. Sure, you can purchase some awesome sauces out there, but why not make some of your own? Here are some ideas…
Garlic-Parmesan Buffalo Wings Recipe
- 3 lbs chicken wings (about 12-20 wings, depending on the size), separated and wing tips removed if desired
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper flakes
- 1-2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- To a large mixing bowl, add flour and bread crumbs.
- Rinse wings and pat dry, then add to a separate bowl. Sprinkle on olive oil and toss to cover.
- Dip wings in the flour-bread crumb mixture and coat well. Set onto a large baking sheet.
- Heat oven to broil and set wings into the center of the oven. Broil about 30 minutes, flipping once through, or until wings are cooked through and nice and crispy.
- Create your basic buffalo sauce by combining melted butter, hot sauce, garlic, Parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper flakes and salt and pepper in a sauce pan. Heat to medium heat and stir until cheese is melted and sauce is uniform.
- Pour over the wings and serve.
These are awesome! If you’re looking for variations on cooking hot wings, here you go.
Hot Wing Cooking Methods – How to Cook Hot Wings
Deep Fried Hot Wings: If you have deep fryer, you can now deep fry the wings in oil per the deep fryer settings and temperature recommendations, about 12-15 minutes, or until nice and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
Broiled or Baked Hot Wings: For a slightly healthier option, you can broil the Buffalo wings about 20-30 minutes a few inches from the heat source. Flip them about half way through cooking. Or place them in the center of the oven and cook them a bit longer. The proximity to the heat source will affect your overall crisp factor.
Grilled Hot Wings: Another option is grilling – get the grill good and hot, then grill about 10 minutes each side, or until wings are nice and crispy.
Serve with your favorite Bleu Cheese or Ranch Dressing and celery sticks.