Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wing Wednesday: Sriracha Honey Wings

The Wing Wednesday train never stops!  Well, it will stop, in a couple weeks, but you know what I mean.  This week the Wing train stops at the trendy station named Sriracha.  Remember back when you only saw this at your local Teriyaki joint?  Not anymore, heck there was even a Sriracha shortage scare last Summer.  I'm sure this fascination with Sriracha will pass, only to be replaced by something else.

This recipe scales up pretty well, so if you're making a bunch for a party just be sure your oil temp stays around 375 between batches.

What you'll need

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 10 chicken wings (flats & drumsticks)
  • Oil for deep frying (vegetable or canola)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about half a lime)

Fire up your deep fryer, or heat up a dutch oven with enough oil to cover the wings.  375 degrees is your target temp for the oil.

Mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt in a small bowl.  Evenly coat the wings in the flour mixture.

Deep fry the wings for 10-12 minutes, until color is a golden brown.

While the wings are frying prepare the Sriracha Honey sauce by combining the honey, sriracha hot sauce and lime juice in a small saucepan over low heat.  Stir until heated through.  Now, this is where you need to taste the sauce and can adjust the flavor to your liking.  Too hot? Add some honey.  Need a little more kick?  Add a little more Sriracha.
When the wings are done frying remove from the oil and allow to drain for about a minute, the place in a bowl and pour the Sriracha Honey sauce over and gentle toss to coat.  Serve and enjoy!

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