Yet another great variation on the ever-popular tailgating and sports-bar snack and very simple and easy to make. I have tried this with several brands of lemon pepper seasonings and found I actually liked the cheapest one the most. It was a tad twangier than the others and was more suited to my liking. I found it at my local food store in the seasoning section. I also tend to lean towards a lemon pepper seasoning that includes a white pepper and less black.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

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

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  • Whisk butter and lemon pepper seasoning together in a large bowl.

  • Place onions in the preheated oil and cook until just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and discard onions.

  • Working in batches, cook wings in oil until crispy on the outside and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove wings to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

  • Toss wings with lemon pepper mixture until completely coated. Return to paper towel-lined plate to drain excess liquid.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any frying oil instead of the peanut oil.

You can substitute small onions for the pearl onions.

Nutrition:

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.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 28g 56% DV; carbohydrates 1.7g 1% DV; fat 31g 48% DV; cholesterol 107.8mg 36% DV; sodium 779.3mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2015
Stop buying your wings at the pizza joints or wing places. This recipe is so easy resulting in the perfect lemon pepper wings. If you want to bake the wings to that crispness like frying, let the wings dry out uncovered overnight in the refrigerator prior to baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2015
Stop buying your wings at the pizza joints or wing places. This recipe is so easy resulting in the perfect lemon pepper wings. If you want to bake the wings to that crispness like frying, let the wings dry out uncovered overnight in the refrigerator prior to baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2019
I follows the recipe exact but I did add honey to mines as well. My family enjoyed it great finger food for various events. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2017
These wings are amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2019
I added fresh grated lemons to the recipe and my Coworkers loved them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2020
Awesome! As good as my favorite wing place and easy to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2018
It was a hit. I think I may experiment with my lemon pepper seasoning (Suggestions appreciated) but overall the recipe is solid good. N Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
Definitely making this again! They came out so good! Read More