Cookbook:Spicy Fried Wings

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No need for wing sauce. These are already plenty hot.


  • 12 whole chicken wings, tips removed and cut in half
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • Cornmeal as needed for dredging
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Combine seasoning except lemon zest and then sprinkle over chicken. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Combine egg and lemon zest in a pie plate and place cornmeal in another pie plate.
  3. Heat oil to 350°.
  4. Dip chicken into egg mixture and then dredge in cornmeal.
  5. Fry in batches for 11-12 minutes. Drain on a rack. Please don't use paper towels unless you want greasy chicken.
  6. Sprinkle with red pepper flake for hotter wings, but this is completely optional. Serve.