Who doesn’t love a good chicken wing?! They’re just little bits of magic, and SO versatile! Whether you fancy a snack, a little side to share (although I’d never share mine unless I really love you) or a big old bowl to yourself – wings are just perfect!
I’ve been making these chicken wings every week in my house and they are a real crowd pleaser, perfect for a Saturday night in or if you’re entertaining friends (not at the moment though obviously #socialdistancing) and I was SUPER excited when Fran asked me to do a guest post for The Rosemary Thymes!
Fried chicken has got to be one of my favourite things in the world and over lockdown like most of us, I really missed being able to order from my favourite takeaway so decided to develop my own little recipe! I started by raiding the pantry and having a look at what I had, as well as conferring with a few friends to see how they made theirs and dare I say it – I think I actually found the perfect blend of herbs and spices.
Now, I caveat the above with the fact that these wings aren’t actually fried but let me tell you – this absolutely does not affect the crunch! Plus it means you can eat more right?! These wings (or WANGS as Fran and I like to call them) are baked to perfection – crunchy on the outside and the meat just falls off the bone!
You’ll notice that there’s quite a bit of white pepper in the recipe, which I can't lie to you packs a real punch – so if you don’t like things with a bit of a kick then I would suggest you only use half the specified amount.
Fran and I love cooking together, and have put on our fair share of buffets for our friends at various social occasions throughout the years where we’ve tested recipes and shared our culinary skills with one another, so it was nice to finally be able to put my stamp on something that we both love! In fact, I made these wings and then we sat and watched Hamilton & Frozen 2 (now on Disney+) and I think it’s safe to say that we were well and truly in our happy place!
I’m sure this wont be the last you see from me on here, so for now arrivederci... until next time 😉
Rosie's "Fried" Chicken Wings
Serves: 3-4 People
Prep time: 30 minutes + 1 hour chill
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes + 1 hour chill
1kg Chicken wings
2-3 Large eggs
1 Cup Plain flour
4 Tsp Paprika
1/2 Tsp Dried thyme
1/2 Tsp Dried basil
1/3 Tsp Dried oregano
1 Tsp Celery salt
1 Tsp Onion salt
2 Tsp Garlic granules
1 Tsp Ground ginger
1 Tsp Ground cumin
1 Tsp Mustard powder
1 Tsp Black pepper
3 Tsp White pepper
2/3 Tsp Salt
First you need to prepare your chicken wings. Start by finding the piece of soft cartilage that sits in the middle of the wing and cut in half, so that you have one drumstick looking wing and one double boned wing. Then cut off the tail end of the double boned wing. Pat dry with some kitchen towel.
Set out 2 bowls and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. In one bowl mix your dry ingredients including your flour and herb/spices mix. In the second bowl whisk your eggs.
One at a time dip your wings in the dry mix, then into the egg bowl and then back to the dry mix again. Try to use one hand for dry and one for wet to avoid minimum wastage and mess!
Place the coated wings on the lined tray, and pop them in the fridge to rest for a minimum of 1 hour.
Preheat your oven to 200℃ / 180℃ Fan. Spray the wings with either fry light or if you don’t have that, drizzle with your choice of oil.
Bake for 35 mins in the oven, turning half way to make sure they’re crispy all over, et Voila!