Title: Chicken Wings
Yield: 8 servings
Combine the seasoning mix ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl. Makes
2 tablespoons plus 1 3/4 teaspoons,
Melt 5-tablespoons of the butter with 2 teaspoons of the Tabasco sauce in a small saucepan over low heat. Pour into a small shallow bowl or pie plate, and let cool slightly.
Place the chicken wings in a large bowl, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mix,- and add the butter/Tabasco mixture. Work the seasonings and butter mixture into the wings with your hands, distributing the seasoning evenly. (Be sure to have the chicken wings at room temperature; if they're cold, the marinade mixture will congeal and won't coat the chicken evenly.) Set aside to marinate.while you heat the oil.
Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat. When the oil is very hot, add as many wings as will fit easily in a single layer. Fry until crisp and golden brown, about 8 to 12 minutes, turning several times; Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining wings.
Meanwhile, make a finishing sauce by melting the remaining 5 table spoons butter with the remaining 2 teaspoons Tabasco and the remaining seasoning mix in a small saucepan. Dip the cooked wings into the finishing sauce and place on a serving platter. Serve with the Blue Cheese Dressing and celery sticks, if desired