Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Crispy Chicken Wings using my new...

Isn't she beautiful???

This is my gorgeous new "deep fryer"!!  Hubby and my two little ones (their not really little anymore, but you know what they say, they will always be little for me), purchased this for me as my Mother's Day gift.
What a suprise it was!!
Previously I was using, what do you call it, a "Frydaddy"??  I used this for quite a number of years, until it bit the dust a few years ago. So when I did deep fry I was using a good saucepan to do so.  Well, the food cooked as predicted and everything, however, it makes the BIGGEST mess ever!!  So after I would be finished deep frying for the familia, instead of eating, I would get out my Mr. Clean, Windex and Carbona and clean up my stove, my over the stove microwave, side countertop...
you get my meaning.

Everytime we would go to a kitchen store, appliance store, hubby would literally watch me drool over certain appliances/gadgets.  The deep fryer was one of them.
I don't know about you; but as for me, man oh man... just let me free at a William & Sonoma, Harry & David, Crate & Barrel... or just a good Asian store, Greek store, Italian store, a neck of the woods little mom and pops with gourmet jams/sauces..."oh my heaven's", I can spend hours upon hours just in my glory... coffee cup in hand and I'm good to go!!! Does that technically make me a foodie?  Or am I just weird???  Probably just weird!!
Well, unbenknowst to me, hubby was paying attention to my "ooooohhhhhhs, and mannnnnnn, and "honey look at this"???  Did I mention how much I love this man???

Come Mother's Day he suprised me!!  Suprised I was, and let me tell you ecstatic!!
I love, love getting kitchen gadgets for occasions, heck for any occasion!!!

So of course I had to try it, you know I did!!!  I made chicken wings... let me tell you, they were the BEST EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER chicken wings!!!  Not because I made them, it was how crispy they came out!!  They were amazingly crispy, moist and just deliciously decadentt!! The CLEANUP??  Oh my heaven's, there was absolutely no clean up!!  The baskets went right into the dishwasher, the oil was clean to be used for a second frying, and voila, let oil cool, cover and put away!!!  I'M IN HEAVEN!!!!!
This was a simple recipe using ready made wing sauce that I found at my local dollar store (go figure,
beyond happy, you so know I stocked :-) ), celery sticks and of course french fries, hello....  What, are chicken wings without fries you say??? It's like peanut butter without jelly!!  It's "sacriligious, a monstrosity" I say!!!
Ready for the simple recipe?
Here we go:
Ingredients:
1 5lb bag chicken wings defrosted, rinsed and patted dry
1 bottle chicken wing sauce (you will only use about 1/4 of it)
3/4 cup flour
1-1/2 tbls lemon pepper seasoning
blue cheese dressing for dipping
celery sticks optional

Directions:
Place your oil to heat in your fryer of choice.
Meanwhile, rinse and dry pat chicken pieces, set aside.  On a plate/platter, add your flour and your seasonings.  Using a whisk/fork, mix flour and seasoning till thoroughly incorporated.  Dredge your chicken pieces through the flour, shaking off any excess flour.
   
When oil is hot, add your chicken pieces to oil.  Fry 10 minutes, and turn over.  Fry a few more minutes till nice and crispy on the other side as well.
Using a wire strainer or slotted spoon, remove your chicken wing pieces.

Place into a bowl, and toss with your favorite chicken wing sauce.

I mean really??  At the dollar store??  Hello, "McCfly"???

   
Serve with celery sticks, blue cheese... and french fries if desired and ENJOY!!!



Till next time!!


Dishin with Didi

6 comments :

  1. Wonderful gift! Like the gift and happy to see you so delighted having that gift item. I like the food item you made, those are looks just delicious. Thanks

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  2. Hello and welcome!! Your comment made me chuckle, "delighted" you say? You should of seen me, I was like a kid in a candy store!! ;-)

    Thank you again!

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  3. Didi...this is so cool!! i have wanted a deep fryer, but I just cannot seem to justify it. My boys love french fries...and I like making them at home, but cleaning up is so much work!! Keep us posted if you keep using this. PS..the wings...YUMMY!!!

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  4. Thank you Olga, the wings were like extra crispy exactly the way we them!! The fries?? Outta this world!! I have no doubt in my mind that I will be using this baby over, and over and over again... especially for the easy clean up (Greek = neurotic cleaning) ;-)
    It makes amazing food with minimal clean up. Had I known this before I would of purchased it yrs ago I tell you!!

    I did train my dh right though; he purchased it at BB&B with their cpn!!! ;-) Def. worth the price my friend!!

    Think about it (I am), wings, fries, veggies, battered chicken, battered fish, pork tenderlettes... the adventures are endless!!!
    My fav I'm dying to try; ready?
    Stuffed zucchini flowers (you know what I'm talking about) with ground beef and rice, with tempura batter with creamy lemon sauce...
    OMGoodness, I just spilled the beans on one of my future posts, lol!!
    You must contact me so we can talk!!! LOL

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