In my Oct 22, 2012 blog, I posted my recipe for Asian chicken wings, which are pretty damn awesome. Here's the link: http://www.94hjy.com/pages/alz_food_blog.html?article=10511752
But here's another chicken wing recipe that I serve up whenever I need the perfect couch potato food...
ALZ OVEN-FRIED CHICKEN WINGS
Frying just until the chicken is golden brown and then baking means not having to stand over the stove the whole time.
10 lbs chicken wings, the larger the better
1 quart buttermilk
2 teaspoons Frank’s Red Hot, or other hot sauce
Vegetable oil, for frying
For the seasoned flour:
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
Open the bottle or carton of buttermilk and add 2 teaspoons of hot sauce. Close container and shake to combine.
Place chicken pieces in a bowl and cover with buttermilk, letting the chicken soak in it for at least several hours or overnight.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all purpose and whole wheat flours in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, paprika, granulated garlic, onion powder, basil and oregano. Mix well.
After chicken has soaked in the buttermilk, remove the pieces one at a time, leaving the buttermilk on them as you toss the pieces into the seasoned flour. Set pieces aside on a metal baking rack placed on a sheet pan.
Pour the vegetable oil into a large heavy-bottomed stock pot to a depth of 1-inch. Heat the oil to 360 degrees on a thermometer.
Working in batches, place the chicken pieces in the oil, being careful not to overcrowd them. Fry the chicken until it is golden brown on both sides, then place each piece back on the metal baking rack set on the sheet pan.
Once all the chicken has been fried, place the sheet pan in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until fully cooked and crispy.