Friday, December 26, 2008

Top Secret Recipes - More Copycat Recipes

If you love finding recipes which mimic your favorite restaurant’s dishes, you’re going to love the following ones. These are copycat recipes from some of the best restaurants and some of the most popular dishes!

Sometimes, when a guy says the only reason he visits Hooter’s is for the hot wings – he’s telling the truth! Hooter’s has some very delicious hot wings and below, you will find a copycat recipe taken from Robbie’s Recipe Collection which really hits very close to Hooter’s secret recipe.

Prep. Time: 1:45
Serves: 4
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
20 chicken wing segments
1/2 cup butter OR margarine
1/2 cup hot sauce (see Notes, below)
In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and peppers.
-Coat chicken entirely in the flour mixture; refrigerate coated wings for 1 hour; coat chicken again with remaining flour mixture.
-In a 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and hot sauce just until butter melts; turn heat to low and keep warm on stove top.
-Deep-fry chicken, 8 - 10 pieces at a time, in 375 degree oil (vegetable oil, canola oil, or peanut oil) for 13 minutes, turning once or twice.
-Drain chicken on a wire cooling rack for 30 seconds, then immediately toss fried chicken in buffalo sauce mixture and remove with a slotted spoon.
-Repeat with remaining chicken.

Adjusting the spiciness of the sauce: As is, the recipe produces a medium sauce. To change the amount of spiciness, simply adjust the butter-to-hot sauce-ratio:

Mild: Use 3/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup hot sauce.

Hot: Use 1/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup hot sauce.

Notes: I use Frank's® Buffalo Wing sauce in the recipe, as I enjoy the flavor of Buffalo sauce, but not the heat. If you like spice, you can use regular Frank's® Hot Sauce. I'm sure another hot sauce like Tabasco® would work fine, but Frank's® has a great flavor, not just heat. Use ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing as a dip for these fabulous wings!

This is a delicious recipe! The only point that should be made is that the longer the hot wings sit after you cook them, the ‘mushier’ they get. If you’re preparing these for a large group, its best if you use a large deep fryer so you can get them all completed in one or two batches. Served fresh, these hot wings are delicious. Add some cheesy fries and you’re good to go!

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