Recipe courtesy of Nadia G
Episode: Fan-tastic Foods
Print
Crispy Chicken Wings with Tsaketa Hot Sauce
Total:
2 hr 45 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
50 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 45 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
50 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Chicken Wings: 
  • 16 chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 6 to 8 cups canola oil, for deep frying
  • Tsaketa Hot Sauce, for serving, recipe follows
Tsaketa Hot Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 5 red habanero chiles, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, optional

Directions

Break each wing down into its 3 pieces and discard the wing tips (keep only the drumette and wing). Place the wings in a large bowl, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the salt and pour in 2 cups of the buttermilk, completely submerging the chicken. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. 

Combine the flour, paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, dried mustard, onion powder, oregano, black pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon salt in a large resealable bag and shake to mix well. 

Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, shaking off any excess. Combine the eggs with the remaining 1 tablespoon buttermilk in a bowl. Dip each chicken wing into the egg mixture, and then into the flour mixture. Refrigerate the wings 30 minutes. 

Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a large pot. 

Fry the wings a few at a time (be careful not to crowd the pot or the temperature of the oil will fall too quickly) until deep golden brown, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet to remove excess oil. Serve immediately with the Tsaketa Hot Sauce.

Tsaketa Hot Sauce:

Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepot over medium-low heat. Cook the onions, stirring often, until soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the chiles and garlic and cook until the chiles start to soften, another 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, maple syrup, salt, allspice and ginger, if using, and bring to a simmer. Cook until the tomatoes break down, 15 to 20 minutes, and then transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Chill the sauce until completely cool. 

Cook's Note

For a less intense sauce, the chiles may also be deseeded.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Crispy Chicken Wings Confit

Recipe courtesy of Greenhouse Tavern

Sticky Honey-Soy Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Balsamic Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Buffalo Wings

Recipe courtesy of Judy Joo

Honey-Ginger Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Spiced Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Andrea Albin

Caribbean Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

On TV

Sugar Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Sugar Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Sugar Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Cake Hunters

10am | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30am | 9:30c

Cake Hunters

11am | 10c

Cake Hunters

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped 2.0

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped 2.0

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Southern and Hungry

5:30pm | 4:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

6:30pm | 5:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Man Fire Food

11pm | 10c

Man Fire Food

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Man Fire Food

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here