Super crispy delicious wings!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Beat the eggs and buttermilk together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Mix in the chicken wings, cover, and refrigerate 30 minutes. Combine the flour and crushed crackers with the pepper, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove the chicken wings from the buttermilk marinade, and discard the remaining marinade. Allow the excess buttermilk to drip from the wings, then press into the bread crumbs to coat.

  • Cook in batches in the preheated deep-fryer until the breading is golden brown on the outside, and the chicken wings are no longer pink at the bone, about 10 minutes per batch. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, and season to taste with salt before serving.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Cook's Note:

For buffalo wings, same procedure as above only immediately after removing from oil, place in large sealable container with wing sauce and shake to coat wings.

Nutrition Facts

1064 calories; 53.7 g total fat; 190 mg cholesterol; 1061 mg sodium. 93.6 g carbohydrates; 48.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
Oh My! I fixed this for dinner and it was a hit. My husband said he thought this was the best I had ever made. Next time I think I will add more spices we like ours a with a little more. Kids would like this as is. Frying is messy but these are worth the mess. This is a keeper for our home. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2010
they werent bad but they weren't great. The breading was bland. I would use more spices next time. Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
Oh My! I fixed this for dinner and it was a hit. My husband said he thought this was the best I had ever made. Next time I think I will add more spices we like ours a with a little more. Kids would like this as is. Frying is messy but these are worth the mess. This is a keeper for our home. Read More
(100)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
Oh My! I fixed this for dinner and it was a hit. My husband said he thought this was the best I had ever made. Next time I think I will add more spices we like ours a with a little more. Kids would like this as is. Frying is messy but these are worth the mess. This is a keeper for our home. Read More
(100)
Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2010
they werent bad but they weren't great. The breading was bland. I would use more spices next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
I've tried a few different crispy wing recipes but this one was the big hit with the family. Prefect crispy coating. The only complaint was that they weren't seasoned enough. Next time I'll double the spices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2014
Fantastic! For those of you complaining about the spices add them AFTER you pull the wings out of the fryer before they cool off. Good spices are expensive and if you add them to the wing or batter before frying you will lose them in the oil. What you end up with is well seasoned oil which is useless. I mix the spices I like in a bowl and as soon as the wings are pulled from the fryer I sprinkle the spices I like on with my fingers. This also gives the oil a chance to rise back up to cooking temperature. I usually fry these for 11 minutes (4-5 large wings at a time) and I flip them after 6 minutes. I never clip off the wing tips. They are great for nibbling on. KUDOS to the author for this great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2012
Great recipe to build off of. I usually quadruple the amount of cayenne (i like it spicy) then once they are fried I coat in buffalo sauce and throw in the oven for a few minutes to make some delightfully spicy & relatively clean to eat wings Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2011
Frickin legit. Used this with different spicy and BBQ sauces. 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2011
The wings were good but a little bland. I think next time I will add more seasoning! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
Very crispy and tasty. I don't like too much spice and this was very nice. Tasted even better with chicken and rib BBQ sauce. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
I thought these were bland but still delicious and crispy especially with the right dipping sauce! I read the reviews and thought I might add a little more flavor by chopping 5 habeneros and putting them in the buttermilk mixture and substituting garlic crutons instead of saltine crackers but they still came out extremely bland. I usually think everything's spicy so thats saying something. It must have something to do with the frying process? Read More
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