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Easy Oven Hot Wings

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Hot Wings

The Scenario:

You had to know that this was coming; you can’t have a Superbowl party without hot-wings, it just isn’t right. Hot wings are one of the easiest things in the world to cook. You can basically toss them in the oven and forget about them and if you don’t do something catastrophically stupid they will come out edible and whatever sauce you have put on them will cover a multitude of sins. Getting fancy, you might make some deep fried chicken wings that then get sauced afterwards, but that isn’t really practical for most peoples’ kitchens at home.

The particular recipe for hot wings that I am giving you here is one that can be baked in the oven and beyond mixing up the sauce, shouldn’t require much more effort than staggering through to the kitchen and back. If you find that it isn’t hot enough for you then don’t worry, there are plenty of other options.

What You Need:

An oven

A stovetop

A small pot

A baking tray

A big bowl

A big spoon

Ingredients To Make 20 Hot Wings:

20 medium sized chicken wings, take the time to pluck any stray feathers that are left on them, there is nothing more disruptive to a good game of football than spitting out feathers in the middle of it.

7 tablespoons of salted butter.

¾ cup of plain flour

A big pinch of garlic powder

A big pinch of onion powder

The hot sauce of your choice, I strongly suggest using Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for the traditional taste but if you want something with a little bit more heat, there are a whole range of really interesting sauces that I like to mess around with available to you from Dr Burnorium’s Hot Sauce Emporium. Not all of them are a good match for hot wings of course, but my personal favourites for on chicken have to be the Chipotle Ghost Pepper Psycho Juice and Blair’s Golden Death.

Optional extras:

Ranch dressing is always popular with hot wings, to take a bit of the sting out of them, I’ve also see them served up with coleslaw for the same purpose but anything that needs cutlery to eat has no place at a Superbowl party, so I would stick to the dip.

How To Do It:

1. Preheat the oven to 400F or Gas Mark 6

2. Rub a little bit of butter onto your baking tray

3. Mix the flour and powders in your big bowl, then throw in your chicken wings and mix things around until they are completely covered. Pluck out the wings, line them up on the baking tray and shove the whole thing into the fridge while you move on to stage two.

4. Clean out your bowl.

5. Melt the rest of the butter in a pot on a medium heat, add in as much sauce as you think that you can handle, without adding more hot sauce than there is melted butter, pour the result into the bowl.

6. Dip each wing in the hot-sauce mix and make sure it is thoroughly coated, then lay them back out on the tray and shove them in the oven.

7. After 20 minutes, flip them over and splash on a little more sauce if they are looking dry.

8. After another 20 minutes they should be cooked to crispy perfection.

If you have really planned ahead, then you can make a few different batches of hot wings and reheat them just before the big event, which give you the option of making up different heat levels in case there are ladies present, or in case you want to accidentally terrify one of your friends into thinking that their mouth is never going to stop burning while everyone else is gobbling hot wings as if they were nothing. You know, if you find stuff like that funny.

G D Penman writes books. He lives in Scotland with his partner and children, some of whom are human. In those few precious moments that he isn’t parenting or writing he likes to watch cartoons, play video games, read more books than are entirely feasible and continues on his quest to eat the flesh of every living species. He has worked in just about every job you can have in a restaurant and now he is here to yell at you for using a microwave when there is a perfectly good oven right there.

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