With sports games happening every week and holidays coming up, I wanted to share this recipe with you for hot wings. This wonderful wing recipe came from a firefighter who used to be my neighbor. Steve was a great cook at the firehouse and he also would deep fry turkeys for his firehouse buddies and anyone who would provide the Turkey. Steve did the deep frying out in front of his garage and people would line up just to chat and sample pieces of turkey. He never charged for his service and WOW! did the neighborhood smell good the week before Thanksgiving! It made you want to eat turkey even if you did not like turkey! 🙂 I count Steve as a good friend and cook and certainly the best next door neighbor! Steve and his wife moved to another part of town and we moved to another state, but I will never forget what kind people he and his family were too me and mine! Thanks Steve!
- 2 cups of red hot sauce
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar (Steve uses white vinegar with Jalapeno, onions etc)
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/4 cup black pepper
- 1/4 cup minced garlic
- 1/2 cup Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1/4 cup dried rosemary
- 2 tablespoons red pepper (more or less to taste)
- Combine hot sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and butter in sauce pan and warm on stove or in microwave
- Put sauce into a spray bottle to spray wings as they cook
- Combine all the seasonings, black pepper, garlic, Italian Seasoning, chili powder, paprika, rosemary and red pepper and set aside
- Rinse and drain wings.
- Pour some of the red hot sauce from the bottle over the wings and toss.
- Add the seasoning mixture until wings are generously coated.
- (You will lose some of the seasoning in the cooking so be generous)
- Place the wings on a gas grill or smoker and slow cook them at a low temperature
- After 20 minutes baste by misting with the sauce in the spray bottle and do this every 10 minutes
- Flip the wings after you mist them.
- Total cooking time should be around 1 1/2 to 3 hours (Low and slow)
- Wings are done when they break at the joint or you can break the wing tip off easily.
- You may put these in an oven but I must say the grill gives lots of flavor.
Enjoy! And thanks again Steve!!!