Monday, February 18, 2008
Making Some Wings
Last Saturday my brother Luke and I decided that we were going to make our own hot wings. Luke told me about this great new store in the Eastern Market section of DC called Uncle Brutha's which specializes in hot sauce. If you are a hot sauce lover, you must visit this place. They have hot sauces of every kind, plus their own brands. Lots of barbeque sauces as well. If you want to make your own hot wings, here is the recipe we used:
3 lbs. Chicken wings
1 cup Uncle Brutha's Fire Sauce no. 10 or another good hot sauce
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
1/4 cup vinegar
a bunch of peanut oil
- In a large pot, pour in the peanut oil so that it's about 2 inches high.
- Put on high heat until the oil reaches 375 degrees and keep it at that temperature
-Meanwhile, pour the hot sauce and vinegar in a small pot and heat to a soft boil. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter until it's all melted. You should taste the mixture to see if it needs any salt (that depends on what hot sauce you're using. I didn't need any salt).
- Using tongs, put the wings into the oil and cook until done, about 5 minutes. It should be crispy on the outside.
- Remove from oil with tongs and put in a serving bowl. Pour sauce over the wings and mix up so that they are all covered.
That's it! Hot wings are great for parties, especially if you have a fryer and you can use the oil to make other things. It's really pretty easy. The picture is Luke and I about to enjoy our wings with a bottle of Bell's Winter White ale, a fantastic Belgian wheat beer style ale from Michigan's Bell's Brewery. If you like Blue Moon, you'll really love Bell's Winter White, and it's citrus-like flavors and light body paired very well with the spicy wings.