Here’s a little fun fact as we head into Super Bowl weekend—we as a nation consume more food on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year aside from Thanksgiving. It’s a little gross, sure, but also not surprising, considering most Super Bowl spreads are stocked with cheesy nachos, chips and dip, deep-fried everything and of course, chicken wings.
And according to the National Chicken Council (yes, that’s a thing), Americans are expected to consume a record 1.38 billion wings during Super Bowl LIII weekend. Before you Google around to find the perfect recipe to fit your taste buds, here are a few chicken wings cooking tips to keep in mind:
- For the best taste, use chicken wings that are fresh, not frozen or pre-cooked.
- Cut off the tip of the wing to find the soft spot. Once you find it, cut it in half so the wing and drumette are separated
- After seasoning with salt and pepper, pat wings dry with a paper towel and refrigerate them for an hour or two or overnight to ensure the best flavor (with the paper towel still covering them).
- If you don’t have an at-home fryer, fill a skillet or Dutch oven with oil (there should be at least one inch of oil covering the wings with no danger of bubbling over the top). Cook the wings for about 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. If you’d prefer a healthier option, skip this step and just bake the wings in the oven after seasoning with spices, olive oil and lemon juice.
- Then, have fun with sauces! You can try a buffalo sauce, a spicy thai sauce, barbeque sauce, Ranch dressing, or whatever suits your mood.
Now that you’ve got the perfect game day snacks for Super Bowl Sunday, stop by Garmany to get the perfect outfit. We’ve got all the latest styles in men’s and women’s athleisure wear to keep you fashionable and comfortable while you’re watching the big game (and eating your way through it).