Saturday, June 12, 2010

Baked Spicy Buffalo Wings and Fries

Has anyone caught the football* fever yet? I am not into sports, but it is nice to see my international colleagues get excited about their countries for the Copa Mundial/World Cup being held in South Africa. I haven't been seeing much coverage of the games on English-speaking channels here, but on the Spanish-speaking channels, it has been big news.

Even though I'm into sports, the Copa made me want to cook sports-related food items like wings and fries. Now that I can eat solid foods again, I decided to make these wings and fries my first real meal. I don't know if the positive, delicious outcome of this meal was because it was my first solid-food meal or if it was because of the recipe. I am sure the answer lies in both of those reasons. These wings and fries are crunchy and beyond flavorful on the inside and moist and yummy on the inside.
Whether you have football fever or not, you must make these wings and fries. They are beyond amazing and so flavorful. My teeth, tastebuds, and stomach enjoyed them very much. And what did I watch on TV while eating them? Toy Story 1 and 2 haha. So much for football fever in this household!

TEETH UPDATE: I would first like to thank my oral surgeon, his assistants, and my two good friends for making this wisdom tooth procedure so easy and pain-free. I requested to be sedated during the process and allowed my oral surgeon to remove not one but all four of my wisdom teeth! I didn't feel one ounce of pain during and after the procedure. My good friend took me to the dentist and back home. Then, she removed and replaced my gauze and monitored my medicine intake for most of the day. Later, my other friend took over and brought over ice cream and stayed with me until I could fend for myself. I truly am grateful for them. I am also thankful to all of my blog readers for thinking and praying for me. It is nice to graduate from mashed potatoes, ice cream, pudding, and baby food. :)

Well, enough of that. Here are the recipes!
YUM! I want more right now!

Spicy Buffalo Wings
adapted from Life's Ambrosia

1.5 to 2 lb chicken drummettes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
About 1/4 cup canola oil
Wing sauce (recipe on her site) I used Frank's Red Hot Sauce and butter because I had a bottle in the cupboard (follow the recipe for the sauce on the back of the bottle).

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Combine flour, seasoning salt, pepper and granulated garlic in one gallon plastic bag.
In a bowl whisk together egg and milk. Put chicken wings in the egg wash first and coat (I also seasoned the wings with seasoning salt while sitting in the egg wash). Transfer the wings to the plastic bag with flour. Seal the bag and shake to coat.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Lay wings in single layer. Drizzle with canola oil. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Wings should be golden brown and crispy. Prepare the wing sauce while your drummettes are cooking.

Jo Jo Potatoes
reduced and adapted from Life's Ambrosia for one person

Non-stick spray
1 tablespoon butter, melted (I didn't use)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 russet potato, peeled and cut into 6 – 8 wedges each
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, set aside.

Pour olive oil in a bowl over the cut potatoes. Combine seasoning salt, flour and cayenne pepper over the potatoes to coat.

Bake on prepared cookie sheet for 20 minutes. Turn and bake for 10 more minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil for 5–7 minutes or until browned (I skipped this step).

*I am referring to the definition of football recognized by the majority of the world, not U.S. football.


  1. Hi, Memoria

    Dang, girl! Those wings look so good and easy to make and those fries, well, what can I say: I love fries! I am definitely going to make these "football" snacks today, or tomorrow or whenever I next see you :o)

    I am glad that your tooth surgery went well, and that you experienced no pain! Sounds like you had a long, well-needed sleep there in the dentist's chair! I am especially glad that you had your girls there looking out for you. God bless them and your surgeon!

  2. I love your buffalo wings recipe. Am so glad that it is baked and not fried - it makes me feel less guilty to eat something so yummy.

  3. I'm glad you are eating solid foods again. My first visit here, so I didn't get to go through the teeth ordeal with you. Both of these dishes look fantastic. I think it's okay to eat them while watching Toy Story. :D We won't send the "wing police". The simple wing sauce of butter and hot sauce...nothing better!

  4. These are really great snack recipes and the photos are just perfect... I do love those wings!

  5. Oh my gosh these look so good. I love me some wings and fries and the fact you made them with Frank's makes it even more appealing! Glad your surgery went well and you are feeling better. I guess you will have to make the meal again to figure out if it was so good because of the recipe or because it was your first solid food meal. LOL!

  6. Mmmm, these look amazingly yummilicious. Well, I'm not that much into sports, at least if running around with a camera is not considered a sport. I'd so much rather watch Toy Story than a football match. 'To infinity... and beyond'. Oh, and I'm glad for your teeth. I see you had a great team of many around you. Lucky you! :) Have a wonderful week. Petra

  7. Que delicia de plato. Se ve estupendo. Un saludo

  8. These look just like our favorite wings from the pizza place.

  9. Those are some mighty tasty looking wings!

    Glad to hear your wisdom teeth surgery is behind you and that you're doing well!

  10. both the wings and the fries look incredible!!I love chicken wings although I do like blue cheese dressing with mine.....yummm

  11. These look fantastic. Also, so glad you are on the mend. Good for you for getting them all out. Might as well only suffer once. Keep taking care of yourself.

  12. How good they look and they are baked too!! My kids love (and we too). I will be saving this recipe.

    stay well.

  13. This is the food I should not be eating right now, so of course I'm totally craving it. Looks fantastic

  14. I'm SOOO glad you got your teeth taken care of and you are doing so much better- whew!

    These look yummy. I've seen Toy Story part 1 but not the second. I'm gonna have to make these so I can watch the second part so I can see the 3rd. I better hurry!

  15. perfect party food to watch the world cup! glad to hear that you're recovering well from wisdom tooth surgery :)

  16. Looks yummy! Perfect World Cup food.

  17. Yummie, love the idea of both being baked...and not fried. Both look so tasty...nice finger food :-)

  18. Chicken wing is my favorite. Im my home, I only eat the wing, my family know this, so they always save it for me. Love your version of this spicy favorite snack. Want to make this ....

  19. Looks really good Memoria! Did they come out with the skin crispy? That's my only thing I can't eat wings if the skin is soggy. LOL, I have this thing with mushy soggy foods. :)

    Btw, I'm happy to hear that you're feeling well!

  20. I love wings and these look amazing!!

  21. Ingrid - Yes, they are crunchy. To make them even more crunchy, don't drench them in too much sauce. However, the flour on the chicken helps the texture. They are so good that I want to make them again every time I look at them.

  22. wow! Those wings look really drooling good. I'm bookmarking it to try. Thanks for sharing.

  23. I had all 4 wisdom teeth out at the same time too--swelled up like a hamster! Glad you came through your extractions well :)

    And YES, I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE WORLD CUP!!! I've been sneaking out of work to catch bits and pieces of the games but I am gonna have to figure something better out when they get to the knock out stages....

    (And of course, now I want to eat chicken wings!)

  24. These wings look terrific! And the recipe is so easy! Now I have to go to the market and buy some chicken wings, because they're on the menu for tomorrow. Thanks!

  25. I'm sending your link to my daughter-she loves wings and Franks Hot Sauce. Great looking wings and potatoes. I use just olive oil in my potatoes, too-no butter.


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