Besides the baked Tex-Mex potatoes, another yummy snack that I made this weekend was this Spicy Garlic Hot Wings. Instead of deep-frying, just bake the seasoned chicken wings in the oven until golden brown. This way, you can still enjoy watching your game, with minimal disruption, and you don't have to work the wings in-front of your deep fryer or stove either. :-) The crispy baked chicken wings are then tossed with buttery hot sauce and some crunchy fried garlic bits. Simply irresistible!
Spicy Garlic Hot Wings
12 Chicken Wings, tips removed
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
All-Purpose Flour (about 1/4 Cup)
3 to 4 Tbsp Canola Oil
3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 tsp White Vinegar
6 Tbsp Hot Sauce
1 ½ Tbsp Fried Garlic, lightly crushed
1 Scallion, chopped
Preheat oven to 400˚F. Lightly oil a baking pan with canola oil.
Cut the wings in half, and season with salt and pepper.
Coat the wings the flour and shake off the excess. Arrange the wings in the pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Using a tong, turn the chicken over, and bake for another 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan, and add the vinegar and hot sauce. Stir to blend. Toss the baked chicken wings into the sauce with some fried garlic bits. Place the wings on a serving plate and pour any extra sauce over the wings and sprinkle with chopped scallions. Serve immediately.