What is better than fried chicken wings?
Nothing. Well, a fried chicken is pretty good too. But you don’t always have time to eat an entire chicken (or maybe you do, no judgement) so wings are a great alternative. You could totally use this recipe on a whole chicken anyway.
The trick to frying is the oil. We use peanut. It’s delicious. It’s easy to clean up. We’ve tried “blends” before and I don’t prefer them. Frying with olive oil just ain’t good either. Sure, it’s probably healthier but I’m FRYING chicken. I’m not trying to eat “healthy.”
Step One: Make your rub. I blended a flour, chili powder, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. No measurements here, it depends on how many wings you’re doing and how spicy you want it. I will say, that you should have about a cup of flour and at least a teaspoon of each seasoning. Place the rub in a bowl. Fill another bowl with milk and preheat your oil. We have a fryer so we just turned it on to 350 degrees.
Step Two: Get to dredging. Drop a wing in the milk, let it soak for a couple seconds and then coat the wing in the rub. I did all the wings at once, placing them on a plate. This was for 2 reasons, 1 my fingers were a mess and 2, it gave some time for the rub to “set” on the wings.
Step Three: Fry! I put about 8 wings at a time for about 10 minutes. The skin should turn a dark brown (like the picture). You can then coat them in some Frank’s Buffalo Sauce (like my hubs did) or eat them as is (like I did). They’re delicious and pretty easy. Especially if you have a fryer like we do. And a great husband who cleans the fryer after we use it. 😉