Here I am talking about something that seems kind of strange to me-making hot wings. It is strange primarily because I am a vegetarian, but our other members are NOT and so I made them, largely because wings are Eric’s favorite and it was a nice group meal for everyone. This recipe did not come from a cookbook, but from the August loot crate magazine.
The recipe was fairly easy, although you do have to leave enough time to refrigerate them. First things is of course to get all the ingredients 3 lbs of wings, buttermilk, garlic powder, butter, hot sauce, honey, pepper, soy sauce and oil. Lots of oil. Again, we’re not much for frying food, but this was a special occasion since Baltimore Comic Con is this weekend. So here we go and open the wings. I expected this to be more disgusting since the whole touching the flesh of another creature part should happen here.
Luckily the brand of chicken we got had amazing packaging and I did not have to touch it. Score! And there the chicken wings (and drumsticks) sit, on a baking dish designated as meat friendly. But that is another story.
Once the wings are on the plate you add the buttermilk, 2/3 of the hot sauce (1 cup), pepper, honey, and garlic powder. Mix it all up and let them sit for 2 hours minimum according to the recipe.
I let them sit for 3 hours.
There is a lot less liquid after they marinate for three hours. Looking at this picture makes me feel queasy, so we are moving on.
And one teaspoon of soy sauce
Put them all in a saucepan while the oil heats.
While the butter melts, the oil should get to the right temperature to add the wings. You will need to fry them in a few batches. Try to have enough oil to cover the majority of the wings.
The recipe said to fry for 10-15 minutes, I found 12 minutes was just about the amount of time to get them a nice golden brown. Bubble, bubble, bubble.
Place them on a paper towel or paper plate so that they can drain while you fry the remaining wings.
The sauce is done at this point so you pour it on and serve!
Just as a disclaimer, that is potato salad, but not the one that has a recipe in the loot crate magazine. I thought about it, but when I tried the dressing I did not care for it. Since it was the only part of this meal I was going to eat, I went with a salad I preferred.
And after Nick, Eric, and Teddy go through with the wings they looked like this.
The wings were apparently tasty and flavorful without being overly hot or spicy. Sounds like they make a nice change from standard buffalo wings, perfect for their namesake, a character who is definitely an original. Although he is kinda spicy….And there you have it, Hellboy Hot Wings!
Hope that you liked this little bit of geek cooking and that it inspires you to make your own!
Happy munching until our next doomtastic deliciousness.