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Country Fried Honey – Sriracha Wings

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honey sriracha wings

 

Uhm. A few blades of artificial grass from the end zone and they throw a PASS?  REALLY? I mean, seriously – – smack me silly but – – R E A L L Y ??? 

I think the whole thing that bothers me the most, besides feeling terribly sorry for my hubby who’s been a Seattle fan since forever, is that…. I hate it when cheaters win. I’m a “root for the underdog” kind of girl. Always hoping that good will trump evil. And it hurts my heart to see a team who has cheated so many times come out ahead. I still hope that the NFL will make this right by SEVERELY penalizing the “Patriots”, and return the sport to a more respectable level. (Yeah, I know. I’m dreaming.)

What message does this send to our country’s children? It’s ok to cheat?  That’s what I have a major problem with. Besides me wanting to face-mask the quarterback myself, grab him by his helmet and drag his “patriotic patootie” to the sideline and ask him to for once – –  do the right thing, I’d like to be a fly on the wall at the meetings that are to (*supposedly*) take place about the cheating that has gone on for far too long.

How some people can live a lie is beyond me. How do they sleep at night?

 

I think me, Sandra Bullock, and the real-life lady from “The Blind Side” could have lunch.

So enough of the “Super Bowl”.  Another is now done and over-with. Moving on.

 

So anyways…. Me + winter + darkness = I ain’t gonna get a good shot to save my life.

My apologies! I debated on whether or not I even wanted to share this, as so many bloggers these days are being judged now by how “perfect” and “magazine quality” the photos are. Well, I’m not a pro. I never had the luxury of going to college. I’ve never even had the chance to take a simple photography course. Even from a local photographer or an open-to-the-public community college class.

It was then, that I realized, that photos should NEVER trump a great tasting recipe! Ok, so, my photo “this” time, (as so many others are as well), was horrific – – made me post anyways because the wings were so good that I thought that that was all that really matters anyways. Stellar photos don’t always equal great taste. (I’ve made a few popular “Pinterest Fails” myself. 😉 )

No worries here.

Mine just simply rocked. Tasted great, pantry items you already have or mostly have, moist and juicy, don’t burn, and ended up being an all-around family pleaser.

Basic cooking. Lots of wonderful seasonings and flavors going on. And just something that you can feel confident to make to serve to your kids, as well as special company, with no worries at all.

All-around, absolutely delicious! 😀

The first part, (the frying), can even be done a day ahead, and then the wings can sit at room temp, or warmed briefly in the microwave the next day while you make the sauce, and then bake them to perfection!

 

wings frying

 

The sauce isn’t overly hot and you can adjust the heat to your own liking.

But the flavors really blended well and came out sweet but hot at the same time. My kind of wings!!!

 

wings fried

 

No need to gasp for a glass of milk to put out a fire, or nibble and nibble and still not get the flavor that you’re craving.

 

fried chicken wings

 

I think you’ll find these pretty much “just right”….unless you’re a fire-breathing dragon. Then by all means, up the heat. 😉

 

honey sriracha wings

 

So if you’re tired of the traditional wings, and would like to try something a bit different without it being ridiculously over the top, these are for you!!! 😀

They’ll please the picky as well as the die-hard, traditional wing fans! Perfect with homemade pizzas, hoagies, and even a lone movie munchie! I’m sure you’ll be making these quite often as they’re easy, and make the whole entire house smell wonderful!! 🙂

I hope you enjoy, take care all, and I’ll see you tomorrow!! 😀 ~Kelly

 

 

Yield: 4-6 servings

Country Fried Honey - Sriracha Wings

Country Fried Honey - Sriracha Wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24-26 wings, thawed if frozen
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbl. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbl. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. regular table salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • oil for frying

For Sauce:

  • 3 Tbl. butter
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sriracha sauce, more for hotter
  • 1 Tbl. soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. rice vinegar
  • toasted sesame seeds for sprinkling/garnish, optional
  • finely sliced green onions or chives for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Thaw wings and pour into a colander to drain. Rinse if desired, drain well, but do not pat dry.
  • In medium-sized bowl, whisk to together flour and seasonings to mix well.
  • Dredge wings into flour, shake off excess and place onto rack over a baking sheet. Set aside to "dry" for 15 minutes. Re-dredge to re-coat, shake off excess and set back on rack.
  • In large deep frying pan, heat 1 - 1/2" of vegetable oil.
  • When hot enough to fry, dredge a few pieces one last time, shaking off excess before adding to the pan, then fry pieces for 8 minutes per side in batches being careful not to over-crowd the pan.
  • Place on paper towel-lined rack placed over a baking sheet to cool a bit.
  • When all pieces has been fried, make sauce.
  • For Sauce:
  • Place ingredients into medium-sized bowl, microwave until edges are simmering, stirring occasionally, and sauce is very hot.
  • To Finish:
  • Heat oven to 375º.
  • Toss wings into prepared sauce, (reserve any extra sauce for dipping.)
  • Place wings on sprayed foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes turning once halfway through. (5 minutes per side.) Basting after turning.
  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions or chives.

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