Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings

It's football season, don't you know. And I'm not complaining, even though I don't watch any football game very attentively, except maybe when this team plays. I do look up from time to time, when people are screaming. It's my version of catching the highlights. You get the good, the bad, and the ugly, if you only look up when people are screaming. Although, it really doesn't help when you are watching sports with the Quiet Man. He never screams at all, not for touchdowns, scary movies, scolding children, or even general emergencies even when there is blood and broken bones involved. My Dad, when there is any round object resembling a ball in the vincinity, can be heard for a hundred mile radius. "COME ON, REF! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? AW, FOR PETE'S SAKE! JIMINY CHRISTMAS" That'll get my attention. And something else garners my full and complete attention- the foods associated with watching football games, like chili, nachoes, guacamole, and chicken wings. Ooh- and these chicken wings are soooo good. They take almost no time to prepare, are incredibly cheap, and are deliciously sticky and sweet. My little West loved them best of all, my messy bon savage. He already loves football, and something tells me he'll be more like my Dad and scream his little lungs out when he watches. And when he starts screaming, I'll come out of the kitchen and see what's happening. But then it's right back into the kitchen for me; that's where the chicken wings are.

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings
Estimated Cost: $3.50 for about 24
1 and 1/2 lbs. chicken wings
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tabelspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon corn syrup, dissolved into 2 tablespoons cold water
Cut each wing into two pieces at the joint. Heat oil in heavy large pan until very hot. Add wings and fry, in batches if necessary, until nicely browned and cooked through (about 10 minutes); remove to plate. Reduce heat to medium. To same pot, add ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper, and stir until smooth. Bring sauce to a thick boil. Add corn syrup and cook for one minute. Add wings to pot and coat thoroughly with sauce. Serve immediately.Up Next:
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charonfamily said...

thanks for the recipe. I think I am going to try it this weekend. I LOVE your blog. Thanks for all the dinner ideas!


Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm always looking for something different to do with wings and these look great. Your son's face says it all!

crabigail adams said...

Mmmmn...reminds me of autumn days watching THAT team in a lovely town on the Wasatch front. Rise and shout!

The sauce on the dear boy's face says it all...

MK and Co. said...

Wow!!Those look so delicious! Westy boy looks so handsome even with a sweet sticky face. Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to use it one of these Saturdays. GOOOOOOOOOO Cougars!

Jennifer said...

These look delicious...and the apps are the most interesting part of any game.:)

gigi said...

If this isn't the cutest little messy face I've seen all day :)
Greatest proof of wonderful wings. This sounds easy enough that I should try them soon.

I made your roasted red pepper soup this afternoon for dinner! It's wonderful. Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes with all of us, we're smiling.

Catherine said...

Those sticky wings look sooo delicious! And I'm a vegetarian for Pete's sake! Westy boy looks adorale with sweet and sticky face.

We had your blackened corn salsa with quesadillas tonight for dinner and it was favorite with everyone. I think that just may be my favorite salsa ever! And my kids even loved it despite the flecks of green and raw tomato. And I was thrilled! Healthy and delicious- We LOVED LOVED LOVED it!

Anonymous said...

They sure look DELISH, yummy!!!!! I love wings, thanks for awesome but easy recipe to follow.

The Blonde Duck said...

I could eat a whole plate of these.

DeltaWhiskey said...

I swear that's the cutest picture! These look delish!

The Japanese Redneck said...

He sure is enjoying those. They look great and I bet my husband would love them too. The wing is his fav part of the bird.


Sophie said...

So gooood! YUM. That picture of your son is priceless! :D

Adrienne said...

I made this sauce last night and put it over bite size pieces of pork chops and rice. It was the perfect texture for that, thick enough to stay on the meat, thin enough to drizzle on rice. We felt like we were eating takeout! Complete with my husband saying "this doesn't have any spicy crap in it, does it?" Nope, not too spicy he had to admit.

Michal said...

cutest picture of west enjoying his wings.:)too bad about the alma mater's crash and burn last week. oh, well, i'll still watch them more than any other team (which is only enough to justify the game food!)

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