Crispy Maple Hot Wings are double fried to make extra crispy and then coated with a blend of maple syrup, butter, and hot sauce. The sweet heat combined with the crunchy coating on the cooked wings is simply irresistible!
Everyone loves a crispy wing, and the double crunch on this recipe will have your friends not only enjoying the game, but they will be raving about your food also! These are perfect addition to any celebration making you likely the biggest star of any game day party!
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Paired with some mini bottles of one of your favorite whites from Gallo Family Wines and your party of two or more is complete!
Why Crispy Maple Hot Wings are perfect for Game Day
There is something about good food, good company, and good wine combined. Whether it be tailgating at a live game or right in the privacy of your own home. Grumpy and I tend to stay away from big crowds and prefer the company of our closest friends either at their home or our own.
I've never experienced a pro-football game live but have had several experiences at the homes of some of our best friends. I wouldn't mind seeing at least one live game though, just to say I experienced it. In any case, it is a whole lot more fun watching the game with delicious food and beverages, especially these Crispy Maple Hot Wings!
Crispy Hot Wing - FAQ's
It's comfort food that tastes delicious! When you coat a slightly salty, super crunchy food with an awesome sauce, you get that satisfaction that makes a person feel good!
It is all in how you cook them and what particular diet you are on. These wings are double fried to make them super crispy. They are also coated with cornstarch before frying and then coated in a sweet and buttery hot sauce. That makes this recipe one that you should enjoy on special occasions.
It's all in the cornstarch and double frying! Coating your chicken with cornstarch prior to cooking gives it a layer that will fry up super crisp. They are also double fried to ensure a crisp texture
Whenever any food is hot, covering it up traps the steam which surrounds the food causing moisture to collect around your food. This will make any crispy food soggy. The best solution is to leave the food uncovered and eat it while it is still hot.
You can use either. I prefer fresh, but you can buy frozen and thaw them first. Just be sure to pat the wings dry before proceeding with the recipe.
How to make the best sauce for your Crispy Maple Hot Wings
- Use good quality ingredients. I like to buy organic fresh wings when available and use a good quality maple syrup. (We prefer Amber)
- When making your sauce, heat it up slowly just until it is warm, don't boil it.
- If you don't like maple syrup, the next best choice to add as a sweetener would be honey. You could try the sauce on my Sweet Chili Lime Chipotle Chicken Wing recipe!
- Serve beverages that will complement your sauce. Something mild and buttery or crisp and light, like a chardonnay or pinot grigio!
Crispy Maple Hot Wings
For the Chicken:
- 3-½ pounds fresh chicken wings rinsed and patted dry
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ⅔ cup cornstarch
For the Sauce
- ⅔ cup Frank's hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- Oil for frying
For the wings:
- Place chicken, salt, pepper, and cornstarch in gallon sized plastic bag (such as a ziploc bag), seal and shake to coat well.
- Pout 4 cups of cooking oil in frying pan or pot and bring to 350 degrees or test by dipping a wing into the oil. If it bubbles rapidly, it is hot enough to start frying.
- Carefully place the wings one by one into the hot oil and cook for about 12 to 13 minutes, turning over a few times with tongs.
- Take the wings out of the oil and shake them off in a strainer. You will likely need to do this in two batches. While second batch of wings are cooking, let the first batch sit and cool. I put my wings in a paper towel lined bowl to drain and cool.
- After 2nd batch of wings are removed from the fryer, return the first batch and fry to 10 to 12 minutes until they are golden brown and crunchy. Repeat with 2nd batch of wings.
For the Sauce:
- In a small saucepan, combine hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, butter, and maple syrup. Bring to boil and immediately turn heat down to simmer. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add fried chicken with sauce and toss to coat.