I promised wing recipes for the big game, and I am delivering! Let’s hope JT delivers on a great halftime show, because let’s be honest – here in NJ and MD we have no interest in who wins this year (sorry)!!
These wings are sure to please any crowd, and they vary on the level of spiciness, which is key for hosting any kind of party.
Today, I went with super easy and fast wings 3 ways. Parmesan Garlic for the kids, Spicy Traditional Buffalo, and my famous Lemon Garlic Rosemary – which, in my opinion, are the easiest, and always seem to go the fastest.
One thing I must caveat, I am horrible with measurements for cooking. Baking – I will give you precise measurements, but food is all about creating and tasting as you go along. Take my measurements for what they are worth, but always taste to season to your liking.
For the Parmesan Garlic and Buffalo, I seasoned “party wings” with salt and pepper and a TSP of olive oil on a baking sheet.
Parmesan Garlic Wings
While the wings are in the oven, melt 4tbs butter with 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 3 cloves garlic, and a tsp of crushed red pepper for a little kick (optional). I also add a tsp of dried parsley, and top with fresh parsley for presentation. When the wings are done roasting, add them to the saucepan, and coat with the butter sauce. Top with fresh shredded parmesan and parsley.
Traditional Buffalo Wings
In a saucepan, add 4 tbs butter, 1/2 cup of Frank’s Red Hot and a tsp of dijon mustard. Let it come to a slight boil, then lower immediately while stirring. When the wings are done roasting, add them to the sauce. Cover the wings completely, and then add them back on the sheet pan to broil for 5-10 minutes to get crispy.
For the Lemon Garlic Rosemary, the best is to make the marinade and let it season overnight in a gallon-size ziplock bag.
Lemon Garlic Rosemary Marinade
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 – 1 1/2 lemons
Hearty helping of salt (2 tsp)
2 tsp crushed black pepper
1-2 TBS oregano
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 TBS Rosemary
For all the wings, set your oven to “roast” at 450. Roast wings for an hour, turning them over halfway through. If you don’t have a roast option, bake at 425 for 1 hour, also turning halfway. You may need to set on “broil” for an extra 5-15 minutes, depending on your preference for level of crispiness. The lemon rosemary wings always tend to crisp up the best.
Serve with some blue cheese, ranch, and/or extra buffalo sauce. Enjoy!