It's not often I get the urge to cook more than something quick, but when I do I go all out. Today it was chicken wings.
My biggest complaint with Mom's wings is that they're slightly soggy, and they are worse when they're left over. When I found a recipe for crispy wings on bonappetit.com, here, it was like a lightbulb went off. Duh! Don't cook them in their juices.
Then it was time to find recipes for the sauces I was craving. First, garlic parmesan - like Arooga's. I found a Buffalo Wild Wings copycat recipe instead on a Charbroil forum, here. In an effort to be *slightly* healthier, I subbed plain yogurt for the mayo. It was a little runny (rather than creamy), but I think that's because of the substitution.
Then, Mom's Sweet and Sour sauce.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Wing Sauce
1 cup water
1/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp ketchup
Bring all ingredients to a boil. Mix 2 tbsp corn starch with 2 tbsp water, then add to sauce for thickening. Whisk to remove lumps.
Here's the result:
It was definitely tasty and worth the effort. I'll let you know if making enough for leftovers is as well.
And in case you're wondering, the green beans are a la my good friend Sarah at Recipe Savant. You can find the recipe here!