Wild Wild Wings - Marcus Samuelsson

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Mar. 30, 2017

After seeing Marcus make these on TV, I had to do it myself! So glad I did. KILLER WINGS!


For wings:
Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Coarse kosher salt 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chicken wings 3 Pound (((separated into flats and drumettes)))
Wing sauce:
Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon
Minced garlic 1 Tablespoon
Minced peeled ginger 1 Tablespoon
Hot sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 1 Tablespoon
All purpose flour
Cornstarch 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cornmeal 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chipotle powder 3 Tablespoon
Peanut oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chicken shake:
Berbere 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Hot smoked paprika 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Ground cumin 2 Tablespoon
Freshly ground white pepper 2 Tablespoon
Celery salt 2 Tablespoon
Granulated garlic 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Coarse kosher salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Blue cheese dressing To Taste
English cucumber 1/2



For the wings:

1. Bring 2 cups of the water, the sugar, and salt to a boil.

2. Remove from the heat, add the remaining 2 cups water and cool the brine completely.

3. Put the wings in a bowl and pour in the brine, making sure all the wings are submerged. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

For the wing sauce:

4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

5. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic and ginger are golden brown, about 5 minutes.

6. Add the hot sauce and sugar and bring to a simmer.

7. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 5 minutes to develop the flavors. You can leave the sauce on the back of the stove until you need it.

For the frying:

8. When you're ready to fry, drain the wings and pat them dry with paper towels.

9. Put the flour, cornstarch, cornmeal, and chipotle powder in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

10. Dredge the wings in the seasoned flour, making sure each piece is well coated. Leave them on a rack while you heat the oil.

11. Fill a large saucepan one-third full with peanut oil. Set over medium-high heat and heat to 360 degrees F.

12. Working in batches, fry the wings until they're fully cooked and golden brown, 8 to 9 minutes. Keep an eye on the heat and adjust it to keep the oil between 350 and 375 degrees F. Drain the wings on a rack set over a baking sheet.

For Chicken Shake:

13. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to blend.


14. When you've fried all the wings, put them into a large bowl, pour in the wing sauce, and toss to coat all the wings with sauce.

15. Pile the wings onto a platter, sprinkle on some of the Chicken Shake and serve with blue cheese dressing and cucumber if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 6