Friday, October 24, 2008

Mom Major's Sweet Wings

Get the biggest, plumpest chicken wings you can find for this recipe. Also try switching the maple syrup with honey.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare 3 pounds of chicken wings: Cut off wing tips (save for a stock), cut the wings in two at the joint. Place wings in a single layer in a glass (easier to clean) baking dish (make sure it has at least a 1 inch side so that the juice does not overflow into oven). Use more than one dish if needed, do not overcrowd pan. season wings with salt & pepper.

Mix together:
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 Tbsp brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup ketchup

Pour over wings, toss to coat, rearrange in single layer.

Bake uncovered for about 1 hour turning and basting every 20 minutes.

This may seem like a long time to cook wings but it will make the meat fall off the bone, render out most of the fat, and give it a great dark color. If the wings are really big you may need to cook for up to 1 1/2 hours. These are good hot or cold.

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