This week I really wanted to try something different with my chicken wings. I wanted fried chicken wings, but you already know that I don’t have a fryer and deep frying in a pan is not something I want to do (yes I know I’m a bit chicken when it comes to that). No pun intended! 😜
Then it dawned on me, I don’t really have to deep fry them! I can fry them in a pan with just an inch of oil and then finish them in the oven. I mean, I’ve fried food in a pan before, so why not try a pan fried chicken wing! I’ve created a coating for these wings with flour and spices, a blend of chili powder, garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper among others.
I floured them in 2 steps. The first step is to rinse the chicken wings and pat them dry with paper towels, then toss each wing in the flour mixture and shake off the excess. Place them on a plate and return to the fridge for a few hours. Remember to also store your flour spice mix, in the fridge as well, since you’ve put raw meat in it.
When you are ready to fry them, beat the eggs and water together then dip each wing in the egg mixture and toss them again in the reserved flour mixture. You are now ready to fry them in the pan. Fry just a few chicken wings at the time, so you don’t cool off the temperature of the oil too much. Fry them until golden brown, on each side, (about 3 minutes). Place the chicken wings on paper towel to absorb the excess oil, then transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 30 minutes. Drizzle your favourite hot sauce and enjoy your chicken wing Monday!
Bon Appétit !
- 20 pieces of chicken wings (10 wings cut at the joint and tips removed)
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 2 tbsp of chili powder
- 1 tbsp of dry mustard
- 1 tbsp of granulated garlic
- 1 tsp of seasoned salt
- 1/2 tsp of black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp of cumin
- 1 tsp of smoked paprika
- 1 tsp of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp of water
- Oil for frying
- In a bowl, mix the flour, all the spices and sugar together.
- Rinse off the chicken wings and pat them dry with paper towels.
- Roll them in the flour mixture and place the wings onto a plate.
- Return to the fridge for a few hours.
- When ready to fry the chicken wings, heat up the oil in a frying pan, (pour about 1 inch of oil in the pan)
- Beat to 2 eggs with 1 tsp of water.
- Drench the wings in the eggs mixture and then roll in the flour mixture.
- Fry the wings a few at a time until golden on each side (about 3 minutes)
- Reserve on a plate with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
- Place the wings on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 30 minutes.
- Serve with your favourite hot sauce.