There’s no denying the connectivity between watching football and the overpowering need to eat hot and spicy stuff. In fact many of us actually enjoy those sriracha-laced, Heimlich-inducing, bleu-cheesed third-down conversions seen through slippery-sauced fingers. Yes, fellow Super Bowlians, we WILL cheer on our teams, and in the process we WILL consume massive piles of… Wings!
Did you know that researchers are putting the popularity of wings right at the feet of us Millennials? Actually that’s very flattering, that we’re seen as the driving force for an entire food group. Millennialmarketing.com came up with a study that says we like to create our “own experience,” which is true, and that we want to be served (also true) but at the same time want the freedom to put our “own signature on the dishes” we’ll later consume with our peeps.
We’ll buy that hook, line and sinker, and we’ll continue to hit spots like Buffalo Wild Wings where sauces are presented in a wide range of choices. Friendly setting and service, and a neverending supply of wings. What’s not to love? Good read at http://www.millennialmarketing.com/2013/04/are-chicken-wings-the-ultimate-millennial-food/
No surprise that the Super Bowl is the number-one wing-eating event of the year, right? The NCC, a trade association for the chicken industry, had a prediction for 1.25 billion wings – billion with a B – to be eating in conjunction with The Game. To which we can only say, “Awesome!”
If you’re watching the Bowl at home, give this recipe a whirl. This makes 10; adjust amounts to feed your gathering, K? http://allrecipes.com/recipe/healthier-restaurant-style-buffalo-chicken-wings/
Wings, Lovely Wings
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
10 chicken wings
2 Tbs butter
1/4 c hot sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 dash ground black pepper
Mix together flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
Place chicken wings in a large dish and sprinkle flour mixture over them until well coated.
Place on baking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour, uncovered.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
Bake wings in preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 15 minutes per side.
Combine butter, hot sauce, pepper, and garlic in a small saucepan over low heat.
Cook and stir until butter is melted and mixture is well blended, about 3 minutes.
Place chicken wings in serving bowl and add hot sauce mixture, mixing well. Enjoy. Lots.