I will fight for the wings every time a whole chicken is served for dinner. Unfortunately, I raised boys who also want them, so now and then we need to have all-wing dinners. For us wing-lovers, wings — as a main dish or snacking food — are pure heaven. I especially like when the wing tip is extra crispy and I can chew it down to the end, like a potato chip. My husband started cutting them off and cooking them separately to snack on, which also allows more wings to fit on a baking sheet. Wings can also be separated in 2 for smaller portions, detatching the drumette at the joint. Serve with a bottle of hot sauce at the table.
20 chicken wings
3 large eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
Hot sauce, for serving
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the chicken wings in a large bowl. Add the eggs and toss to coat. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with baking parchment or coat the pan with oil.
In a small bowl, combine the sesame seeds, flour, salt, cayenne, bread crumbs, and garlic. Dip each wing into the sesame mixture to fully coat. Place the coated wings side by side on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes and increase the temperature to 400F. Cook until the wings are golden brown and sizzling, 20 to 30 more minutes. Immediately remove the wings from the baking sheet while hot. Serve with hot sauce.
Each week, The Splendid Table brings you stories that expand your world view, inspire you to try something new, and show how food brings us together. We rely on you to do this. You have the power to keep us cooking, sharing these stories, and helping you in the kitchen.
Donate today for as little as $5.00 a month. Your gift only takes a few minutes and has a lasting impact on The Splendid Table.