How to Make Hot Wings

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Hey everyone! I'm Judith with Today, I'm gonna be showing you how to make Hot and Spicy Wings, a fantastic dish to serve up when you're throwing a big fiesta. So, what you're gonna need for this? Our 12 chicken wings. We have to discarded the wing tips of these chicken wings and we've cut the wings at their joints. So, right now we have 24 pieces of chicken wings, right here. We've washed them and we've patted them dry. We also have 3 tablespoons of butter, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of milk, 2 ounces of bottled hot pepper sauce, 2 tablespoons of fresh basil which we've snipped up, and 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley. And right here on the go, we have a cast iron skillet which we've filled with cooking oil which is ready for deep frying, so we put it on a medium heat and that oil has gotten nice and hot. So first things first, let us take our chicken wings and what we want to do is work in batches. So, at with a few at a time we're gonna put them in our cooking oil like so. So, be careful because your oil is hot. So, we want to deep fry our chicken wings until they have a nice golden brown or until they're no longer pink inside. So, we'll set our chicken wings aside for the moment and now it's time to make our hot and spicy sauce. So, on the burner, let's get a medium heat. Get a sauce pan and in goes our pepper sauce and obviously if you like it a little bit more spicy, add a little bit more and in goes our butter or margarine, you can use two. So, we're gonna let that butter melt into the pepper sauce and that is gonna be a lovely sauce which will gonna cover our chicken wings with. So, as our sauce is cooking, let's make up a really nice cool sour cream basil dip to serve on the side and this is gonna be really refreshing against that hot and spicy chicken. So, what we're gonna do is put in our sour cream, our mayonnaise, add a little bit of milk in there too, and of course our wonderful fresh herbs, the basil and the parsley. And, quite simply all we're gonna do is mix that up all together, so give it a good mix. So, that is about done. So, our sauce is done now. That's all melted in together and we're just going to drizzle it on top of our chicken wings like so and that is gonna just give it a nice kick, good flavor, and that's it. That's really simple, really easy, and how fabulous just that look at a party. So, I put my little dip in a little serving bowl there and that's it. It looks fantastic, smells great, and it's really, really gonna impress your friends at a party. That's how you make your Hot and Spicy Wings.

What You'll Need

  • 12   chicken wings (about 2 pounds)
  •  Cooking oil for deep-fat frying
  • 3   tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1  2  ounce bottle hot pepper sauce (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2  cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/4  cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2   tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 2   tablespoons snipped parsley
  • 1   tablespoon milk
  •  Fresh basil (optional)

Step By Step

Cut off and discard tips of chicken wings. Cut wing at joints to make 24 pieces. Rinse pieces and pat dry. Fry wing pieces, a few at a time, in deep hot oil (375 degrees F) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Keep pieces warm in a 300 degree F oven while frying remaining pieces. Transfer wings to serving dish.
In a saucepan melt margarine or butter. Stir in hot pepper sauce. Pour over wings, turning to coat.
For dipping sauce, in a small mixing bowl stir together sour cream, mayonnaise or salad dressing, basil, parsley, and milk. Serve wings with dipping sauce. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired. Makes 8 to 12 appetizer servings.

Make Ahead Tip
  • Prepare dipping sauce; cover and chill up to 24 hours.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 331, Fat, total (g) 30, chol. (mg) 51, sat. fat (g) 8, carb. (g) 1, pro. (g) 14, vit. A (RE) 123.63, vit. C (mg) 5.91, sodium (mg) 166, calcium (mg) 20.19, iron (mg) 0.9, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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