Spicy Sauce for Wings

2009:   On Wednesday I gave into my sons request to make... hot wings. He loves my hot wings, and admittedly I do too! I like to use Frank's pepper sauce when I can for the best flavor but any cayenne pepper sauce will work. I even sometimes use Tabasco sauce for this recipe although that makes these wings extra spicy and you want to make sure the people you are serving them to can handle the heat.

When I make these I usually speed the process up a bit by putting the wings in a dutch oven or crock pot to precook them - on high or low depending on when I'm putting them in and how quickly I need them done. You can also bake them in the oven, or in a real hurry; the microwave.

Hot and Spicy Wing Sauce

1 cup Frank's hot pepper sauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Precook about 2-4 lbs. drumettes and chicken wing portions. You can completely cook the chicken before mixing the sauce or mix it while the chicken cooks. Up to you!

In a saucepan over medium heat mix the sauce, oil, sugar, garlic, pepper, cayenne and worchestershire sauce. In another small bowl whisk together the egg yolk with the water and cornstarch. Slowly drizzle the yolk mixture in a tiny thin stream as you continually whisk the sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer about 5-10 minutes.

You can apply this to the chicken wings and continue baking to crisp or you can cook the wings completely and then brush or dip this sauce onto them.


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