Recipe: Super Bowl Sunday chicken wings

by | Jan 25, 2018

Texas Pete wings

Televisions across the country will be tuned in on February 4th to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. And whether you’re watching to see Tom Brady try for his sixth Super Bowl win, the commercials, or Justin Timberlake’s half time show, we’ve got the perfect way to add a little Got to be NC to your viewing parties.  (FUN NC FACT: Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was born in Raleigh).

The National Chicken Council estimated 1.33 billion chicken wings were eaten for last year’s Super Bowl. We’ve compiled a list of a few popular local sauces and recipes to help you prepare for the big game.

The debate on baking or frying wings is a matter of personal opinion that’s likely to run as deep as whether the Eagles or the Patriots should win. Here’s instructions for both.

Fry the wings:

Heat vegetable oil in deep skillet or dutch oven to about 350-375 degrees. Fry wings for about 10 minutes or until crispy brown. Remove chicken wings from hot oil, blot on paper towels and toss with your sauce.

Bake the wings:

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Set a wire rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet. Season wings with salt. Spread out in one layer on wire rack. Bake until cooked through and crispy, 35 to 45 minutes. Toss with your sauce.

Find local sauces at your grocery store, specialty store or online. It’s recommended to have four to five wings per person, especially if you are serving other items. Of course, times this number by 10 if you are serving teenage boys.