Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Experimenting with wings

Silver Spoon Wings
American Profile Hometown Cookbook Copyright 2006

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2-3 pounds chicken wings, cut at the joints and tips discarded

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except the wings. Whisk marinade ingredients until well blended. Add wings and coat them well. Cover and refrigerate. Marinate for at least one day. Stir occasionally. Place wings on a baking sheet and bake in a 350-degree oven for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Baste wings with marinate mixture several times while baking.

I'm always on the lookout for baked chicken wing recipes yet I rarely get around to making them. When I saw this recipe I thought about the pineapple juice I had in the fridge but then I forgot about it. When I saw that they had wings on sale in the grocery store, that jogged my memory.

I usually keep wings whole but I took the time to cut these up. My husband and I make perfect wing partners - he likes the drummy part and I prefer the wingy part. My son likes the meat picked off of them, no matter what part of the wing.

These were good, I think. I was baking and sampling all day and by the time I made these wings, my appetite wasn't what it could have been. I might have been totally gah-gah over these if I had been hungry. Marinating the wings gave them good flavor all the way through. The skin wasn't as crispy as fried but I probably could have baked them a tad bit longer.

This was successful enough that I don't think I'll be forgetting about wings from now on. I'm going to try more wing recipes. I might make it a Saturday night tradition.

This is my contribution to the Weekend Cookbook Challenge that Sara at I Like To Cook is hosting this month. The theme is appetizers. We ate these as a meal but they're technically an appetizer.

Question of the Day: Do you like chicken wings? Do you prefer drummies or wingies? (And does anyone know the proper terms for those parts of the wings?)


Anonymous said...

Wings are my favorite piece of chicken. The middle section that you called the "wingies"....I've seen them referred to as "flappers" by some chef on TV. I don't know which is correct, but I think that's my favorite section. This recipe is one that I want to try, sounds delicious.


La Pixie said...

I like the wingies best. I LOVE baked hot wings, but I havent made any myself. Im scared!

Jennifer said...

Oh, gosh, now I'm craving wings! I'll have to get some to make during Xmas break. Sometimes I get so caught up in Christmas dinner shopping (and present shopping!) that I forget that we need to eat other meals, too!

Randi said...

I absolutely HATE chicken wings. Its the skin more than anything.

Sara said...

Pineapple and ginger on wings sounds tasty! Thanks for sharing with WCC.