Crispy baked wings, coated in a spicy garlic butter and parmesan cheese will definitely be a surprise to any tailgater this season. As tasty twist on the usual buffalo wings, these are slightly healthier because we skipped the deep-fryer.
I have trouble adjusting to change. Especially change that was not of my own doing. Especially…..when someone I don’t know throws a wrench into my life. Like when they steal my car off my driveway in the middle of the night. Yep. It happened. Sunday night, someone stole my car while my family was fast asleep. Sookie….the watchdog….she didn’t even bark. She’s still learning the job, I guess. Looooong learning curve.
So, when I woke up the next morning…maybe with a little hangover and a hankering for McDonald’s….I walked out to the driveway and it was gone. Just like that. We won’t go into the specifics of the situation, however, it was gone and I had a little trouble processing the situation. I called the police…they were helpful but not very uplifting on the spirits. 50/50 chance of ever seeing my car again leaves little hope. I tried to move on with my day which is a little hard being that someone stole my car and all. The state trooper returned several hours later with the news that my car was found, (yay) however, it was involved in a five car collision and was…..totaled. Good news? Bad news? I don’t know how to take it. All I know is….I need a new car. I don’t want a new car. I want my old car back in the condition that I left it Saturday night.
Change is, sometimes, not so good…BUT sometimes it is great! And tasty. Like Baked Garlic-Parmesan Wings. My husband is a true Buffalo Wing fan and doesn’t like to deviate from a classic. Most of the time he thinks it’s just wrong to tamper with something that’s not broken. I changed his mind multiple times before with my Baked Spicy Asian Wings and my Grilled Honey-Habanero Wings so I thought I would try one more time. It’s not like I stole his car or something. It’s just a tiny change.
Similar to the Honey-Habanero Wings, I made a butter “sauce” which is just really some melted butter with aromatics infused into it. Garlic, crushed red pepper…you get the picture. Not a whole lot to these easy wings but the key is baking them on a rack (I used my cooling rack set over a baking sheet) so they get really crispy while baking.
You will love these! And why not throw a little change into your usual game day eats…..change is good and your friends will think you’re a genius. But don’t go stealing their cars….that’s just not cool.