Are you ready for some football? It’s that time of year again! The time when it’s acceptable to not eat a real meal and graze on snacks all day while watching extremely expensive commercials interrupted by men running around with a ball.
Growing up, this was the only day of the year where we were allowed to eat an unbalanced meal. It was also the only day of the year that my mother made these amazing wings. They’re so good my mom used to divide the leftovers equally so we wouldn’t miss out. Seriously, they’re so crispy and delicious you won’t be able to pass them up.
This is also how my love of hot sauce started. I use Frank’s hot sauce to make these, but you could use whatever your favorite hot sauce is. Hot sauce, not Tabasco. Tabasco’s a whole different spicy ballgame.
These wings are baked, which makes them a whole lot healthier, but just as delicious as the fried ones wings that you’ll get from a retail chain. Sure, baking vs. frying seems negligible when discussing chicken coated in butter and hot sauce, but it makes me feel better. Or at the very least it makes me feel less badly about eating more of them.
serves 2 as dinner, 4 as an appetizer
2-3 pounds chicken wings
1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce
1/2 cup melted butter
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread the wings out in one layer on a cookie sheet. I use a silpat so the wing’s don’t stick and the crispy skin doesn’t pull off when turning them. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn each wing over and bake for another 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the hot sauce and melted butter. When the wings are done cooking place them in a bowl and toss with sauce. Serve with carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing if you’d like.