Friday, October 22, 2010

Working Woman Wings

When I was a "working woman" I struggled every day to make a nutritious meal for my family. At one point in time (the 80's) wings were all the rage. Mounds of hot wings everywhere, the hotter the better. Of course, served with ranch dressing! The only healthy part of the meal was the stick of celery which normally accompanied those crunchy chicken parts!

Being the working woman who could do it all and did, I bought into the wing craze. I came home and would make the wings from scratch after sampling them. Also, in those days we would use the "fry daddy" for almost everything. Fried zucchini, wings, french fries, etc. Now, I cringe at the idea of frying anything. How people can now devour fried Twinkies is beyond me. I would die just from the catholic school guilt! I don't care how healthy the oil is. It just can't be healthy. But, back then, I fried my little heart out. Sorry family!

I got wiser in the 90's and figured I could bake my wings and get the same results minus all the grease! As a serendipity it took less time. So, if you're a working woman, this recipe is for you! No more frying batches of wings in spattering face-burning grease!


12-14 wing parts

Take a large cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. Arrange wings onto pan and spray again. Oven should be preheated to 350 degrees. cook for 15 minutes, turning once and cook for 5 more minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine about 1/4 c wing sauce. (hot sauce of your choice) and 1 T butter. Pour this onto wings or brush it on for a lighter coating. Continue to bake for another 10 minutes or until done. If you want them crunchier you can increase the cooking time or raise the temperature on the oven a bit.

1 comment:

  1. You definitely achieved in making them more healthy and their looks appears to be delicious.