Thursday, February 5, 2009

Honey Curry Wings & Win a KitchenAid

So it's been a crazy week. Getting ready for the Super Bowl (and winning!) and trying (and succeeding) to win a KitchenAid Food Processor from BakeSpace!

So really quick... I just wanted to put up last night's dinner.

Honey Curry Wings ~ YUM!

Jon (aka Hector) makes all the wing sauce in our house. Last night I realized that they all start with Frank's Red Hot Pepper Sauce and get tweaked from there.

When he was making his Curry Habanero Sauce for the SuperBowl (SIX-PACK BABY!!!) I was taking a shower. He tasted the sauce before he added all the peppers and thought I'd really like it. So he brought me a chip dipped in the habanero-less sauce. I LOVED it! But of course, the SuperBowl calls for HOT wings... and at my house, the hotter the better.

Anyway.... I had about 3 lbs of unfried wings, due to a lower guest count than anticipated, so I fried them up last night.

I asked Jon how he'd like them and told him that I didn't really want to do hot wings this time.

He suggested the sauce that I loved in the shower! Yay!! Great idea!!

Soooo... I just named it Honey Curry Sauce. Sticky things usually freak me out, but I love lots of honey in the wing sauce.

Jon cut the recipe in half, which ended up perfect for my 3.19lbs of wings.


Honey Curry Sauce (this is the 1/2 recipe)
1/2 C Frank's Red Hot Pepper Sauce
1/2 C butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 C honey
1/4 C Dijon mustard
1 Tbls sweet curry
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
big splash of tequila

Mince garlic. Saute garlic in a sauce pan with a bit of oil. Deglaze pan with a big splash of tequila.
Add Frank's and butter and whisk. Add mustard and honey and whisk some more.
Now add the curry, cumin, chili powder and salt.
Simmer for 10 minutes and toss with wings!


Ok... so saute your garlic

I must have missed the tequila.... but that goes in next...

Then add butter & Franks...

Next up... mustard and honey...


And your spices...

Whisk... whisk... whisk...

Then just let it simmer for about 10 minutes. You can set it to low while you fry up your wings.

I like to use fresh, never frozen chicken wings. I think they come out crispier.

I dump them into a bowl and pat them dry with a kitchen towel (make sure that towel goes directly into the laundry!)

Then I season them with seasoned salt & freshly ground black pepper.

Get your oil heated up to 350F - 375F. I like to start at 375F, because adding the wings instantly drops the temperature. Then I try to keep it around 350F.

Gently add your wings to the oil.. be careful... it could really splash and bubble up.

Fry until golden brown... usually around 10 minutes.

Gently remove them from the oil.

I usually just put them on a wire rack, or a rack covered with one of my cloth kitchen napkins. I had paper napkins left over from the SuperBowl, so I covered my wire rack with those.

Don't those look good??

Ok... now for the sauce.

I like to use a plastic bowl with a cover.

I put a little sauce in the bottom.

Then add some wings.


And some more sauce. (this batch of sauce is perfect for around 3lbs of wings)

Cover it up tightly (you definitely don't want the lid to come off while you're shaking it!)

Shake it baby!

All sauced up and ready to eat!!

Yeah... I didn't make anything to go with it... just wings!

Jon and I are the perfect wing eating couple. He likes the drummettes and I like the flat part.

He's a much neater wing eater than I am. Bones all stacked neatly as he moves on to the next.

Mine... haphazardly tossed away as a grab for another one!

They were sooooo good!!!!


Did she say KitchenAid?


So about now you're thinking, "the wings look good" (or not!) But she mentioned WINNING a KitchenAid Food Processor... how'd she do that??? And can I win one????

Well... The answer is YES YOU CAN!!! BakeSpace and KitchenAid are giving away a KitchenAid Appliance A Day for the month of February. You can win by joining BakeSpace, entering your recipes and getting other people to join. They are also giving away TWO... yes, I said TWO, Grand Prize KitchenAid Stand Mixers on March 1st.

Not a BakeSpace member yet?

Doncha think it's time you joined??


Daniel said...

I can attest to the awesomeness of said wings, in spite of the fact that they were designed for old women and small children.

Donna-FFW said...

OMG! You are sooo my kind of cook!!!! Love these kinds of things. Great sounding sauce!

Culinary Alchemist said...

I absolutely love the pics of the ensuing chicken wing carnage. Those look SO good!!!

Reeni♥ said...

Awesome sauce! I love the flavors in it!

Dragon said...

Oh wow! I love, love the sound of honey curry wings. Yum!

Spryte said...


Lara said...

That sauce sounds like a winning combination!

Bob said...

Wow, those look mad good. Congratz on winning! :)

Joelen said...

What a fab fab recipe and I love that you used curry! I don't use that spice enough so I hope to try this out soon!

kimber p said...

I came to your blog thru Mo Diva's blog (food snob) and I'm going to try your wing recipe very soon..we LOVE us some wings around here!

Spryte said...

Lara & Bob... thanks!!!

Joelen... curry is one of my new favorite spices!!! I'm thinking there will be some curried egg salad sometime this weekend!

Kimber... This is the first time he didn't add more peppers... for Super Bowl, this version had Chipotles & Habaneros in it! I have a couple other wings recipes here too... =)

Spryte said...

And thanks for stopping by!!!