Monday, March 02, 2009

More baked wings

Pattie's Baked Chicken Wings
The Ugly Binder, from the internet

Breading Ingredients:
1/3 c salt
1/3 c paprika
1/3 c cayenne pepper
2 c flour

Chicken Wings

Mix breading ingredients together in a ziplock bag. (This makes a lot. I only made half and still had plenty left over. Just use a little at a time so you don't contaminate the entire batch and that way you can save the leftovers.)
Pat wings dry. Shake in mixture.
Spray cookie sheet w/Pam, put chicken on, spray top of chicken w/Pam
Bake 375 - 40 mins flipping over half way thru.

I saw this recipe when I was lurking on a cooking message board. You know I'm always on the lookout for wing recipes I don't have to fry. I thought these were very good. Very flavorful and surprisingly not too hot. That sounds like a lot of cayenne but it worked. I halved the recipe and had plenty leftover. I think I made about 4 pounds of wings but I'm not sure.

I had leftover wings so I froze them. I baked those straight from frozen and then tossed them with some hot sauce and melted butter and they were even better. I didn't get a picture of those.

Once again I am spent from cooking most of the day yesterday yet thrilled that I have all of my cooking done for the week. One of the disadvantages to this method of preparation is that it's hard to decide what to eat first. I have all of this good food fully prepared but we can only eat it one day at a time. That's torture!

I think I found trouble this weekend. It's hard to find fun things for my son to do in the cold months. I decided to check out this place that has old arcade games that you can actually play. It's also an antique market. I wasn't thinking much about that part of it but it turns out they have lots and lots of old cookbooks in there. Yay! A place to get my fix when I need it. They're only about 15 minutes away and the books that aren't incredibly old are reasonable. I picked up a 1983 Southern Living Annual for $3.

Question of the Day: What do you do for fun during the cold months?


Anonymous said...

We don't really have "cold" here but on days like today when it's just cool and rainy, we light a fire, sit on the coach and read. It's a nice disconnect from TV and computers.

Finding a place that sells old cookbooks would be trouble for me too.

Anonymous said...

Where I live, it's not an issue. It's more like "what do you do in the heat to stay cool?"

Can't wait to make these wings!