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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Crispy Fried Smoked Honey & Garlic Parm Wings

     One of my favorite and most asked for appetizers is my Honey and Garlic Parm Breaded Chicken Wings!  I have been perfecting this recipe and now want to share it with you!  These wings are sure to bring your friends and family to the table!  In the directions you will see a few steps you can do or skip and I have done these wings a few ways, no wrong way but below are some easy steps to enjoy a great crunchy wing mixed with that sweet flavor that will bring your friends asking for more!  However like my other Honey Garlic wings I have made these sit in buttermilk, then are smoked for a bit on your gill, then breaded and fried.  Smoking the wings before will give them their distinct darker and very favorable taste.

     So I have been frying wings for years now and I have used a few different breading recipes.  The one below really seems to work but always fee free to add or subtract anything you would like.  Seasonings can change and if you don't want them breaded you can cook them "naked" as well!  If you want them to be gluten free just skip the breading part!  I also like to have some not breaded just because it is a different taste and giving your guest a few options always makes you look like a PRO!  You can also cook half and half and give your guest something to vote on!  Or if you bread them one time, don't the next.  It's up to you but keep mixing it up!
Prep Time: 2 or more hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2+ hours

Wings-You can use how many you need for the size of your party. Below serves about 20 wings.
Salt & Pepper
4 Cups Flour
4 Tablespoons Paprika
4 Tablespoons Garlic power
1 Cup Pure Honey-Get the good stuff from a bee keeper not off a factory line!
2-4 Table Spoons Minced Garlic
Grated Parmesan cheese

Make sure your wings are thawed, washed and dried.  Then place in a large bowl.
Pour the butter milk in and just about cover the wings.
Salt and Pepper the wings then mix around.
Let sit for a few hours or if you like over night in your fridge.
Make your breading mix (if you want to use it)
Mix in a larger bowl 4 cups of flour, 4 table spoons paprika and 4 table spoons of garlic powder.  You can go lighter or heavier with the seasons as well.  If you want more color add more Paprika, you can also add any other spices you would like!
In a smaller bowl mix your 1 cup of honey and the minced garlic and mix with a fork.
After a few hours or overnight. Take wings out but keep the butter milk aside.
Place wings on your grill, gas or coal either work at around high heat.
Cook the wings just a bit till the outsides look crispy or even a little black.
After Put them back in the butter milk to get wet again
Take your wings out of the butter milk and place them in the breading mix and get them coated.
Heat up your oil to 350 degrees
Place in your fryer for about 8 minutes or they float.
NOTE: They don't need to fry as long per they started to cook on the grill.
Place the wings in a large bowl and pour the honey glaze over top.  Just a little and if you want to add more you can.  Mix up the wings and then place on a plate.
Shake some grated Parmesan cheese over them and serve with any sauce you would like!

Here they are!  

     The following are grilled breaded and fried.  As you can see they are darker.  Remember when you are frying them to keep a close eye on them per they already were grilled a bit so they don't need to be in the fryer as long.  

     Always remember when cooking you can increase or decrease your ingredients depending on how many wings you use. Always start off with less and add more.  Typically with the glaze i use about one tablespoon of minced garlic to 1/2 cup of honey.  Feel free to add more or not as much depending on what you like!  These wings will give you such an amazing taste, the smokey flavor along with the crunch breading and sweet honey mixed with that hint of garlic.  When I made these I had some of my highest reviews and it was such a fun and easy appetizer to make.  Give this a try for sure, your family and friends will love them!   

Always Remember!
Cooking should be fun, so have fun doing it!


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