Sweet & Spicy Wings

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Wings are great. Want to know why? Because you can do whatever the hell you want to them. They’re incredibly versatile. I actually saw an article today about “wings around the world.” It’s amazing the variety of things you can do to them.

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Of course, along with the variety of flavors you can create to suit wings, there are also a variety of ways to cook them. Grill, bake, “oven fry,” and the best for last, actually frying them.

Today, due to boredom, I thought, “Let’s concoct some wing recipe for the blog.” And this is what I got:

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Ingredients:

Clean and cut wings (amount varying on # of people. I average 6-8 wings per person)
4 cloves garlic (1/2 for crushing, 1/2 sliced thin)
1 large ginger
1 lime
1 jalapeno, sliced thin
1 teaspoon fish sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
3/4 cup tapioca starch (this was for about 12 wings)
lots of ground pepper

1. Clean your wings thoroughly. Place into a large bowl.
2. Take 2 cloves of garlic and crush them into the large bowl.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of crushed ginger (I used my garlic press for both ginger and garlic).
4. Squeeze 1/2 lime into the bowl and add fish sauce.
5. Add 1/4 cup of the brown sugar and mix thoroughly. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
6. Meanwhile, in a saucepan on medium heat, sauté the garlic and ginger slices.
7. Add the jalapeño and remaining brown sugar.
8. Add vinegar and let simmer for a few minutes. Set aside.
9. To your bowl of wings, add the tapioca starch and plenty of ground pepper. Mix thoroughly to make sure each wing is covered.
10. Fry as per usual.
11. Once done frying, toss your wings with the sauce and enjoy!

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