Why did the Chicken Wing Cross the Street?

Julie Miguel is a digital content producer with a specialization in food media as well as an active food blogger located in Toronto, Canada. The focus of her blog, Daily Tiramisu, is to empower home cooks to be fearless in the kitchen and she does this by taking traditionally difficult recipes and making them easier to execute.

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Superbowl means 2 things, Football and delicious party foods! Perhaps the most popular item is chicken wings.

At Masterchef Canada there were some absolutely amazing people who can cook their butts off, but one in particular has turned typical tailgating into an experience. His way of making foods that are usually served in a basket look gourmet will make your mouth water. Take it from me if you are looking for a wing recipe to bring to a Superbowl Party look no further. The man with the mun was amazing enough to share his special wing recipe and we hope you enjoy it!

Jordan’s Half Time Hot Wings

First combine in a bowl the following ingredients to make a Cajun rub.
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
After mixing it in a bowl. Dry the wings, using a paper towel and coat both sides with a good amount of spice.

Next prepare the Honey Hot Bourbon Sauce while the wings rest.

You will need:
1/2 Cup of Crown Royal Whiskey ( other whiskeys can be too potent, but I like the taste so Jack D is cool too. Please note you should remotely like the after taste of whatever Whiskey you drink, even if you’re not a whiskey drinker).
1/2 Cup of Brown sugar
3/4 Cup of Ketchup
2 Tablespoons of White wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoons of Franks red Hot
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons Honey
4 Tablespoons of butter.

***OPTIONAL*** I only recommend If you want A TON of heat-slice a Jalapeno pepper in half, remove seeds, finely chop and let it simmer in the sauce (EXTREME HEAT WARNING).

In a Sauce Pan melt the 4 Tablespoons of Butter, followed by the Ketchup, Frank’s Red Hot, white wine vinegar, whiskey, cayenne pepper garlic powder, honey and then the brown sugar. When it reaches a bubbling point, place it on low and simmer until your wings have been flash fried. Heat up Canola Oil, Peanut Oil or whatever you like to fry with (No olive oil/extra virgin oil as they do not have the correct smoking point for frying) in a shallow pan, just enough to be able to fry one side of the wing at a time.

Place Wings in the oil once oil is heated (don’t over crowd) turning once after a few minutes, you should see a nice dark colored wing that will have the look like it’s caramelizing a little bit).  Total frying time is about 5 minutes.

Place on a Baking sheet with wax paper and pour the sauce over top. Put in an oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes before applying a second coating for extra Sauced up Wings. Once applied,
put them back in for 20 minutes.

You may see the sauce burn on the side of the wings (that’s ok), you may see the tips a little dark (that’s perfect). Take out of the oven, let them sit. Enjoy the wings and the burnt-ish tips (some of the best parts).  And, to make it PERFECT and 100% Jordan (which is 100% awesome) he recommends serving with a shot of whiskey.

Thanks Jordan we can’t wait to eat them!!!

With Love, 

Meg for Daily Tiramisu

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