What’s for dessert ?: Sticky wings
Rarely, in fact almost never, do I photograph the food I prepare for lunch. There are several reasons. The blog, as the name suggests, was conceived as a database of sweet recipes so it didn’t even need to contain lunch ideas. On the other hand, I like to eat food while it’s warm, and taking photos is a time-consuming process and then that’s not it. The sticky wings found themselves as an exception. You really have to wait a while so that you can take them in your hands and push them, because who saw that wings are eaten with the help of a fork and a knife …
- 1 kg of chicken wings
- olive oil
- freshly ground pepper
- Red pepper
Cut off the third, thinnest part of the wing so that only two fleshy parts remain. Season the wings to taste using salt, pepper and red pepper, place in a sturdy nylon bag and pour in a few tablespoons of oil so that the wings are completely coated. Tie the bag and put it in the fridge overnight. You can shake the contents of the bag several times before baking, in order to distribute the spices as well as possible.
When it is time to prepare the wings, take them out of the fridge. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper and place the wings on it, with the meat part facing up. Fill the gaps with slices of potatoes that you have previously salted and oiled. Place in an oven preheated to 180 ° C, bake for 30 minutes, then turn the wings over and bake for another 30 minutes. During this time, make a coating.
- 3-4 tablespoons ketchup (I use hot ketchup)
- 1-2 teaspoons of honey
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or aceto)
- freshly ground pepper to taste
Mix all the listed ingredients. I usually start with a smaller amount, meaning 3 tablespoons of ketchup, a teaspoon of honey, etc. so I add and balance the ingredients to taste. After the wings have been baked for an hour, take them out of the oven and apply half of the coating with a silicone brush. You do not turn the wings, but leave the fleshy side down. If necessary, turn the potatoes. Return to the oven for 15 minutes. Then take out the wings, turn them over, coat with the rest of the topping and return to the oven for another 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 210 ° C. If you want them to bake harder, you can leave them in the oven for more than 15 minutes or increase the oven temperature, just be careful, because the coating burns easily. On the Facebook page blog, you can see what the wings look like before baking and when first coated.