Last night I had a serious craving for wings….something about Friday night really makes me not feel like cooking. Last night I was driving home and was really tempted to convince my husband to go to our favorite local wing place (Randy’s Up the River) to grab some wings and Friday night beers. However I knew it would be much more economical to make it at home and just grab a six pack of beers. So this is precisely what I did!
When I went to the grocery store they didn’t have wings in the meat section, and I had to ask the deli if they had any….they seriously looked at me like I had 8 heads. Why? After getting over their initial puzzlement I left the store with a ziplock bag full of chicken wings. Lol.
I decided to make a variety of flavors. I went with
1. Honey Mustard
2. Traditional Buffalo
3. Smoky Spice blend from Practical Paleo.
I also tried to re-create the sweet potato fries that we had last time we went to Randy’s….last night I whipped up some carrot fries. Just as good!
I had 15 wings (an assortment of wings and legs). First, I rinsed them in the sink and patted them dry with paper towels. Then I melted about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl and tossed the wings. I baked all of them plain except the ones that got the dry rub. In retrospect next time I might try putting the sauce on THEN baking them. I put them on a cookie sheet (sprayed) and I baked them at 400 degrees for about a half hour (Or until the internal temp reached 165).
Honey Mustard Sauce:
2 tablespoons of your favorite mustard
2 tablespoons raw honey
2 tablespoons water
1/2 of a garlic clove
salt and pepper
This local mustard we love made them a little spicy as well.
1/2 hot sauce (I love Frank’s Red Hot)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
As mentioned, I baked them in the oven and then when they came out I tossed them with the sauces. Except for the smoky spice blend ones. Those I dry rubbed before they went in the oven, and they came out great! They were my favorite. Practical Paleo = My Bible.
Okay…so maybe they weren’t as good as Randy’s…..but it definitely satisfied the craving!
Wings where we live (in WNY) are really good since we are kind of close to Buffalo. I have yet to visit the “famous” Anchor Bar or Duff’s though.
What are your favorite type of chicken wings?
Have you ever tried to make them at home?