It’s the last week of the month so I have been checking folders of food pictures in my computer to see if there are any dishes I’ve neglected to blog about. See, I’d take pictures while cooking, store information in my memory which by the way is slowly diminishing hence I’ve been reminding myself to write down ingredients and step-by-steps so I can refer to it once I start blogging, then I get lazy resizing and putting watermark, then I’d procrastinate for a couple of days, until I completely forget about a dish while working on a new one. Still with me?
So anyway, one of the neglected dishes I found in the folders is this Hot-Key Lime-Pepper Chicken Wings. A citrus-y, and peppery twist to the regular hot chicken wings.
|Hot-Lime-Pepper Chicken Wings|
- 1 bag of chicken wings
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled & chopped
- 1 long green pepper, chopped
- 4 key lime, or kalamani
- 2 strings of scallions, chopped
- sprinkle of red pepper flakes
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tsp of salt
- 2 tsp of black pepper
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp of cumin
- 3 tbsp of butter
- 1/4 cup (or more) Texas Pete hot sauce
- vegetable oil for deep frying
- In a container, combine the chicken wings with the garlic, long green pepper, scallions, juice of key lime, red pepper flakes, 1 tsp of salt, and 1 tsp of black pepper. Mix everything together, cover the container, then marinate the whole thing in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
- After the marinating process, put the flour in a ziploc bag, season with the remaining salt, black pepper, chili powder, and cumin. Shake shake shake. Put 8 to 10 chicken wings at a time in the bag, shake to coat evenly. Do this in batches.
- Heat up oil in a pan. Once hot, slowly drop the breaded chicken wings. Cover the pan to that side of the wings for 10-15 minutes. Flip the wings to fry the other side. Place the cooked wings in a strainer with a bowl underneath to catch the excess grease. Repeat the process to cook the rest of the wings.
- Once all the wings are fried, melt butter in a another pot. Add the Texas Pete hot sauce. Stir together then add the fried chicken wings. Stir gently to coat the wings with the hot sauce.