2/6/09

There Is An Appropriate Time and Place for Wings



So...

I am a messy eater. A slob if you believe my husband. I try, I mean, I really try to stay neat but it's like I have a hole in my lip. Let's be frank here, it's actually more like a blind 102- year old woman who has really bad palsy and she is trying to feed herself because she is too stubborn to admit she shouldn't be feeding herself type messy. My nightmare is that when I finally get to eat at French Laundry I will either spill some sort of liquid on me or that food will fall from my fork, in slow motion as I watch horrified, simultaneously staining my shirt, pants, and the beautiful freshly ironed white tablecloth. All the while my waiter and table runner are talking to the chefs and the sommelier about the slob on table 5 was raised by cavemen. Then Keller overhears and has to check out the slob on table 5 and then this happens...



See???

And yes, I carry Tide stain sticks everywhere.

So, in Krysta-land, there is an appropriate time and place for things like chicken wings and ribs and that place is called home. Home, where I can change my clothes and have ready access to a washing machine.

Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Wings:

chicken wings or drumettes
olive oil
hot sauce
garlic cloves, peeled & chopped
flat leaf parsley, chopped
grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

Add enough olive oil and hot sauce to coat your chicken wings evenly. Then add rest of your ingredients and let marinate chicken wings for at least twenty minutes. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Then run under the broiler for a minute or so to get the chicken skin extra crispy.

Notice how I didn't give you any measurements for anything. This dish is all about your taste. I used about 7 cloves of garlic for about 3 pounds of chicken wings and a third of a cup of hot sauce. I figure if your reading this blog, you know how to cook and are smart enough to not really need a recipe just some guidelines.

Alternate recipe:

Marinate wings in some olive oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, freshly grated ginger, chopped garlic. Cook the same way as above. Some hot mustard dipping sauce and you've got another meal.

I have to leave now, the stain on my shirt is yelling at me.

16 comments:

Mila said...

Haha this is a great post and those wings look really yummy! I love that commercial!

She Who said...

I love wings and I'm with you, a major food slob.

Mayberry Magpie said...

Now this is a recipe I can get my arms around. And lips. And mind. It's wings . . . sophisticated. High-brow wings. I should have known you would give me my low-brow food in an uptown way.

Can't wait to try them.

Grace said...

i don't eat a lot of wings, but something that i always end up spraying all over myself is ketchup. hot dog, hamburger, fries, whatever--i always finish with a red blotch somewhere on my clothes. :)

FrankandMary said...

I am a neat eater but a sloppy cooker. I also don't have any utensil that is ever called for to make ANYTHING so I use other things like blow dryers and screwdrivers. Eat before you come over. ~Mary

giz said...

Oh the visual on you wearing the wings is too funny.

jennyonthespot said...

That looks delicious... yumyumyumyumyum...

Jamie said...

The chicken wing is gorgeous! Yummy! Perfect. Wow! It is hard to find something other to say than that!

SaintTigerlily said...

DUDE. Seriously. You know how I feel about wings...

giz said...

There's something for you on our blog.

Snooty Primadona said...

Yep. Or if men had to give birth to the babies, you could fucking bet that there would be an easier way to do it by now, lol.

I really only want to be a man when I'm skiing & the guys always pee in the trees. I can't quite figure out that maneuver, so I have to pee @ the bottom of the mountain, inside, after shedding my layers of clothing. Uh-Huh.

All that said, I love this (double) recipe. Mr. Snoots usually takes control of the wing arena around here, but I might try these & give him a break. Okay, he did add too much cayenne pepper last time. It took my breath away. Literally. Physically. Hell, all the way around.

Bren said...

great post! and i'm not crazy about wings but add garlic and parmesan and we're talking some biz. the 1st pic looks delish.

coffee and queso said...

awesome! my hubby is going through a wings phase and dragging me along with him. seems most restaurant wings are pretty hit-and-miss, and our only attempt at home was pretty sad. maybe i'll cook him up some wings for valentines...

melissa said...

Oh I am a slob, for sure. Ribs at home ONLY. But wings? Ehh, sorry. No wings para mi.

Julie said...

Those look yum...we always have to do hot wings. Which are okay..but I like variety. Whichever kind it is, you can be sure I'll be wearing it on my shirt too.

stacey said...

hey Krys, I was on gojee and it brought me here! how cool is that!