I’ve posted recipes for other, similar hot wings before, but I decided that another post was in order now that I’ve perfected it and in honor of the approaching Super Bowl. These hot wings have shown themselves at several football watch parties and gotten favorable feedback.
And when I say favorable feedback, I mean boys chowing on them silently while their eyes are glued to the TV screen. Silent men watching football is a rare, rare thing. So make these hot wings and enjoy the brief moment of silence. Unfortunately, they don’t last long.
Before I start cooking the wings, I prepare the “holy-crap-my-whole-face-is-tingling-HELP!” cooling devices: celery and blue cheese dip. Just chop up some celery hearts into sticks.
I use a total cheater method to make my blue cheese dip. I take a bottle of ranch dressing and a container of blue cheese…
And mix them together. In the same bowl I plan to serve the dip in. And that’s it. You could add garlic or something like that, but this tastes great on it’s own.
Something I’ve learned to be absolutely essential with these wings are which cut you use. I don’t use giant, real wings. I don’t use drummettes. I use “party wings” or “wingettes”- they’re really easy to eat but still wings. And they look like this.