Super Bowl Super Fried Chicken Wings with a Mild and Super Hot Sauce

Because as a Steelers fan it was very hard for me to get excited about a Super Bowl featuring the archrival Baltimore Ravens, I was focused on food for the Super Bowl party rather than the participants in the game.  Steelers will be there next year.  (ah… the faith of a fan!)

Super Bowl Super Fried Chicken Wings – Mild (whimpy) and Really Hot!

wings to serveBiruk and I were watching a cooking show a few days before the Super Bowl and saw a great chicken wing brine that we decided to use as the foundation of our Super Bowl Super Wings.  Lisa bought “super wings”  instead of the standard type chicken wings so… they were Super Wings for the Super Bowl. And I fgureg for the Super Bowl, they really should be fried not baked, so…

BRINE:

Heat up 6 or 7 cups water so that it will absorb as much salt as possible.  At least two or three cups of salt should dissolve into your brine base.  Remove from heat and stir in yummy flavor: a couple glugs of worcheshire sauce, a glug or two of Frank’s Hot Sauce, a teaspoon of pepper, a tablespoon of ground cayenne, a couple pinches of each granualted onion and granulated garlic.  Stir well to fully incorporate spices into brine.

Add ice to brine to cool.  Several cups worth of ice should do it.  You don’t want to cook the chicken in the brine so it needs to be cooled to rpoom temperature.

Once the brine is room temperature, stir again incorporating as much settled flavorings as possible, add wings and mix.  Cover and set in fridge or outside for at least 12 hours.  Objects in brine will not freeze because of the salt content in the brine mix.

brine-2 brining chicken wingsbrine

 

MILD and HOT SAUCE:

for Mild or Whimpy:

Melt one stick butter in pan, then add and mix well:

  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Granulate Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (for mild, for my hot sauce I use 3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (for the hot sauce I use 3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Jar or Frank’s Hot Sauce (it is easy to make but the family likes Frank’s)

For the Really Hot and Super Delicious wing sauce:

Melt one stick butter in pan, then add and mix well:

  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Granulate Garlic Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Cayenne Pepper – you can get 90K IHU where good spices are sold. Basic Foods for me!
  • 3 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Jar or Frank’s Hot Sauce (it is easy to make but the family likes Frank’s)

Bring mixture(s) to a boil, then reduce heat.  Keep on low heat, stirring often for about 30 minutes.  I make mine the night before and let the flavors marry overnight.  If you do this make to keep it in the fridge over night and you will have to heat it a little before coating the wings.

Mild Chicken Wing SauceSuper Hot chicken wing sauce

Chicken Wings:

Normally I would have baked them, but for the Super Bowl I decided to give frying a try. Dump brine water from chicken and rinse well.  DON’T FORGET TO RINSE OFF BRINE!!!

frying chickenHeat a deep pan full of nice fryer oil – not olive oil.  Heat up hot.  In small batches (4 of the jumbo wings or 6 -8 normal wings) fry wings for about 10-12 minutes until the look nicely golden brown.  Drain and let cool for about 2 minutes.

 

 

 

 

chicken-wings-shaking-with sauce-photoPlace slightly cooled wings in a large platic container with a laddle full of wing sauce. Shake.  Place in serving dish in a 250 degree oven until serving or traveling.

 

 

 

 

wings to serveWe were the road team this year so we brought our wings to our friends house for a really great party.  The party was great.  I love football, I mean I really love football, but I didn’t want the Ravens to win because, well because they are the Ravens.  I also didn’t want the 49ers to win because then the 49ers would have the same record number of Super Bowl wins as my Steelers.  So I was rooting for great food, great friends, and the very remote possibility that neither team would win this years Super Bowl.

 

 

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