Thursday, October 2

Recipe | Screw Redbull, I'll give you wings.



Football season has started.  Although the flurry of drafting picks has passed, the manfriend is highly invested in watching his players' games as he is participating in  four  leagues (he's currently in 1st (x2) and 3rd (x2)!).  It has become a Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night ritual of watching football. I could sulk about the half a week I lose the manfriend to 200 pound, sweaty men piling up on top of each other or I could have some fun with it.
I chose the latter.


I decided to make the ultimate football night finger food, chicken wings. I've always wanted to make wings, and the manfriend said he made them before. Unfortunately, he couldn't remember the specifics of what he did, so we winged it.
(HA! get it? the pun? Ah, these are the moments I live for)


This recipe would have taken less than an hour if it weren't for the fact that we're an Asian household and BBQ sauce is optional in life. But I was too determined and too hungry (and craving it like a pregnant woman) to be stopped from achieving my dream of wings for Sunday night football. We threw some soy sauce into a pot, dumped some sugar in there, and basically kept taste testing the sauce and adjusting it.


These babies look so good...
Wish I had more...good thing I bought two bags of chicken wings!



   The Ingredients
       (source: winged it)

   The Wings
        1 bag chicken wings
        5 cups oil
           (or more depending on your pot)


   The Sauce
        ½ cup BBQ sauce of your choosing
        OR
        ½ cup soy sauce
        4 tablespoons sugar
        corn starch (to thicken soy sauce)



     The Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and heat oil in a pot for frying.
  2. When oil is hot enough, put chicken wings in one at a time to avoid lowering the oil's temperature.
  3. Once the wings looked golden brown, set them aside on a plate with a paper towel.
  4. Heat soy sauce and sugar in a small pot.
  5. Add corn starch to water, then add it to the sauce pot. Turn off heat when sauce has thickened.
  6. Line wings on a lined baking tray and brush sauce on.
  7. Flip wings over, and coat other side.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes and then enjoy!

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12 comments:

  1. "Manfriend" haha. And yup I getcha on just having fun with it! Although my hubby isn't an avid football fan he does like to watch with his buddies sometimes so I love to use it as an excuse to make new recipes! These look delish, my hubs would love them!

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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    1. Haha, yeah manfriend just seemed more appropriate for some reason. He only watches because of his fantasy leagues or else we don't watch. You should definitely try it sometime, just wear clothes you don't mind getting smelly like ones you'd wear for Korean BBQ XD

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  2. Okay the title of this post is amazing, hahah! Sounds delish!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Thanks! I laughed way too hard when I came up with that title lol

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    1. Thanks! And they are! A real diet-breaker :)

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  4. I looks delicious!!
    Just found your blog and like it!

    http://www.chicadventureit.com/

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    1. Thank you! I'm heading over to yours now!!

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    1. They are! Try it! I promise they aren't hard at all!

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  6. Hi Yvonne,
    Your wings look amazing! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I can't believe you actually go through all of them and check them out. That shows real dedication, and I admire that. I can't wait to share more this Thursday! :)

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