Today, being Sunday, most homes here in the States, especially in the South, will have at least one game on and our home will be no exception. The Patriots of New England will be meeting the Ravens of Baltimore on the gridiron of Foxboro, note native spelling…no -ugh in Foxboro. Anyway, most of y’all know that my husband, Jimmy, was born and raised in Boston. We watch all the games and this one certainly will not be missed. So, yeah, football, you need food. And wings are perfect. Perfect and easy. Buy however many you want and, if you can’t find the drummettes at the store and they DO sell out really fast on Game Day, just grab regular wings and have the meat man cut them. Tell him you don’t want the tips. They’re not good for stock because they’re too fatty. At least I think they are. And these are baked not fried so you lose a little fat there as well. Just don’t think you’re doing your body a favor by having these…wings are wings. Taste so good but hurt so bad. Or as my father always said when he caught us eating something fattening or even looking in the refrigerator (as if there was ever anything in there), “a moment of pleasure, a lifetime of sorrow”. Thanks, Dad. And Go Patriots!
Hot Baked Chicken Wings
- 4 pounds chicken wings, tip cut off
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tsp. powdered garlic, (it doesn’t burn like fresh)
- 1/2 cup hot sauce, I love Crystal Hot Sauce
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- additional hot sauce to taste
- Put wings in gallon size zipper bag.
- In small bowl mix 2 tablespoons melted butter, paprika, garlic and hot sauce. Mix well and pour into bag with wings.
- Squeeze bag making sure sauce covers all of wings and set aside to marinate for at least an hour, overnight is best.
- Pre-heat oven to 425° and spray tin foil lined jelly roll pan or large baking sheet with a lip with non-stick spray.
- Spread wings evenly in one layer over pan and bake in oven for 30 minutes.
- At first half hour, turn all wings over to crisp on other side.
- Bake another 15-30 minutes depending on the size of your wings but you want them to be crispy.
- Mix the third tablespoon of melted butter with additional hot sauce. Pour over wings or serve hot sauce on the side.