Monday, March 4, 2019

Lightning Bolt-Encrusted Chicken Wings #NationalCheeseDoodleDay


Today, Erin of The Spiffy Cookie invited the Festive Foodies to post recipes in honor of National Cheese Doodle Day. "Get creative and make a sweet or savory recipe using any type of cheese doodle: crunchy, puff, or ball," she encouraged us. Okay. I'm up for the challenge.

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Lightning Bolt-Encrusted Chicken Wings

So, I picked up a bag of Cheddar Lightning Bolts and put on my thinking cap. That same day, the boys were asking for chicken wings. That decided it: I was going to try my hand at making cheese doodle-encrusted chicken wings. Truth be told, they said this needed improvement; but I liked them and figured they fit the bill for the event. Next time, I'll make the crumb smaller.

Ingredients

Wings
  • 4 to 5 pounds chicken wings, separated into drumettes and wings (tips discarded)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 C cheese doodles (I used Luke's Organic Lightning Bolts)
  • 3/4 C French fried onions
  • blue cheese dressing, for serving


Dipping Sauce
  • 1/3 C hot sauce (I used Frank's RedHot Buffalo sauce)
  • 1/3 C red wine
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 t white garlic, peeled and minced

Procedure

Wings
Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Place the cheese doodles and onions in a food processor and pulse until you get a good crumb. Mine were still a little big; I would do it smaller next time. Place the mixture in a medium mixing bowl


In a rimmed dish, place the beaten eggs. Add in the wings and toss to coat.


Moved the dipped eggs to the cheese doodle mixture and press the mixture onto the wings.



Place wings - skin side up - on the prepared baking sheet. Roast them for 45 to 50 minutes. They will be cooked through and the skin nicely browned and crisped.


Dipping Sauce
While the wings roast, place all of the dipping sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and whisk until well-combined. Let cool. 


Serve the wings hot, with the dipping sauce and with blue cheese dressing, alongside your favorite cold beer! Cheers.

3 comments:

  1. Ooo I've never heard of them called lightning bolts, that's fun! The name makes me think they should be spicy so I love that you made hot wings. I can see how making the coating smaller could be better but I'm sure they tasted great just the way they were!

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  2. I think they look delicious Cam. Marissa loves the hot cheese doodles and wings, so I know she will be up for this.

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  3. So many different kinds of cheese doodles/puffs out there! These wings are a great idea -- I'm from Buffalo, so wings are a pretty big deal around here!

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