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Crazy Hot Wings

Yield: 2½ lbs. wings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: $recipe[8] hats
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Nugget Signature Recipe

A great snack to pair with Blue Cheese Dip and celery sticks.



In a small saucepan with the water and 1 cup of the vinegar, simmer the chiles de arbol, garlic and achiote chili powder for about 20 minutes. In a blender or with a stick blender, purée the liquid, garlic and chilis. Strain the liquid; add remaining vinegar and onion powder. Replace on stove at low heat and whisk in the butter until melted.

For the wings, there are two ways to cook them. Traditionally, they should be deep fried. (Another way is to bake them on a sheet pan.)

For frying, thaw wings and toss in salt and pepper. Place in a deep fryer or large pot with about 4 inches of vegetable or canola oil; heat to 325°F; gently place wings in oil and cook for about 10 minutes. You should probably do this in 2 or 3 batches.

Remove wings to a bowl until they are all cooked; then pour the hot sauce and toss to coat evenly. Arrange on a plate and try dipping them in the Blue Cheese Dip and serving them with celery sticks.

Techniques used in this recipe

roast, deep-fry

Pair with

  • Pilsner

    One of the most popular styles of lager beers, Pilsners are very light in color and brewed using noble hops such as Saaz and Hallertauer. Average alcohol by volume: 4.0-5.5%

  • Light Lager

  • India Pale Ale

    Heavier bodied and much more bitter than their English ancestors, American IPAs have very complex flavors ranging from sweet to citrus, to pine. Average alcohol by volume: 5.5-7.5%

  • Hefeweizen

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