aka IT’S SUPER BOWL WEEK.
It is no secret in this world that I don’t care a lick about sports. I’ll get excited by proxy when a home team does something good, and I care-ish about the schools I went to, but only as far as it relates to me brightening somewhat when someone informs me that they’ve won something. Brightening somewhat, that’s as far as I’ll take it.
The food, however, is an aspect of sports that I’m alllll about. And excuse to eat nachos or selections I’d rarely otherwise choose, basically. Why is it that watching really fit people do really fabulous things makes us want to eat the most garbagy garbage there is? Life is full of conundrums like that recently it seems.
Wings aren’t garbage, for sure, and we healthy-ed these up even more by baking them and skipping a butter-heavy sauce, not that there’s anything wrong with that at all. I’ll be the first to say I love fried foods, but wings kind of don’t matter to me. If the flavor is great and the dippers are yummy I honestly don’t prefer a fried wing over baked or grilled, except for the crispy skin. Soggy chicken wing skin is just the most sad thing, so much so that I’ll pull it off and not even eat it. So I wanted to bake wings, but I wanted them to be crispy. So I read up, used this recipe for inspiration, ADDED to the cooking time, and boom.
Twice-baked dry rubbed wings. The blue cheese ranch is just a bonus, but a bonus that you’ve more than earned.