Wings, Hooters Style

22 Jan

So, a couple of years ago I acquired the Hooters wings secret recipe. These wings are better than Hooters. And, they don’t require actual hooters. ha!

I served them on Sunday for the Patriots/Ravens game. They were a hit- the game on the other hand, was not.

Here’s the process for making these awesome things:

In a small bowl mix:

1/2 Cup Flour

1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/4 Tsp. Salt

1/4 Tsp. Paprika

Dip each wing into this floury mixture until well coated. Put the coated wings in the refrigerator for an hour or so. That way the flour mix will really stick to the wings.

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For the sauce (buffalo sauce):

1/2 Stick of butter

1/4 Cup Franks Red Hot

1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder

1/4 Tsp Ground Pepper

Melt these ingredients together and set aside.

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While your wings are in the refrigerator soaking up the flour mixture   get a large pot and add 3/4 gallon jug of vegetable oil (or fill your large pot about half way with oil).

Heat until oil is hot (350-375 degrees). I just eyeball it by splashing water on the oil. If it sizzles slightly, it’s ready. I doubt any professional would tell you that’s a good idea. One time Jeff and I had a sizzling explosion when the oil was too hot! Make sure to test it several times while it’s heating and you wont have that issue.

Add the wings (about 5 at a time) and fry for about 6-8 minutes. They will start to float and get a nice golden color when they are ready.

Then, take them out of the oil and transfer them to a bowl lined with paper towels. Once the oil has drained off a little, put them in a clean bowl and dribble the sauce you made earlier on the wings.

You’re done. Isn’t this an easy recipe? WHY would you ever go out any buy wings from a wing shop when you can make these?

I also make these wings “Adobo” style (plain). Instead of adding the buffalo sauce at the end, I sprinkle Lawry’s seasoning salt and regular salt on the wings. I think they are even better this way…OR, you could even do BBQ sauce.

I made all three types for the game.

AND DON’T FORGET: Serve with blue cheese and celery sticks!

image (3)Yes, those are solo cup shot glasses. Jealous? 

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3 Responses to “Wings, Hooters Style”

  1. KK January 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Yum Yum Yum!! All three wings were delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Robert & Barbara Nord January 22, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Another way (and safer) way to test your oil temperature is to put a wooden spoon handle in the hot oil. When it is hot enough the spoon handle will sizzle lightly. Of course there’s the old candy thermometer.

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