Monday, June 23, 2014

Sunday Potluck


Each Sunday there is a potluck dinner here at the resort. If one brings something, the potluck dinner is free, if one is unable to bring anything then the dinner is $6.00 so one does not have to feel guilty.

This Sunday I made Hot Wings. My special homemade rub was applied Saturday night and the wings sat in the refrigerator overnight.

IMG_0541 Wings after sitting in refrigerator overnight

On Sunday, I smoked the wings with apple pellets for two hours at 180 degrees and then cooked them in the smoker at 350 degrees for forty minutes.


Cooked Wings

After the wings were cooked, I placed them in a crockpot set on warm and added the hot sauce. The wings are served directly from the crockpot.

Rub recipe:

2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon plus I teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons vinegar powder
1 & 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon tomato powder
1 teaspoon hickory smoke powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Place four pounds of wings in a gallon Zip lock bag. Distribute about one half of the rub throughout the wings in the bag. Seal the bag and rotate the bag until the wings are evenly coated. Place the bag of wings in the refrigerator overnight and the next day until smoking / cooking time. Rotate the bag before retiring for the night and several times the next day.

Left over rub can be stored in a jar with a tight lid.

Hot Sauce recipe:

4 tablespoons butter (1/2 a stick)
1/2 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce. Hotness selected by your degree of hot.
1/4 cup of honey
1 to 2 tablespoons of Kirkland mince garlic in olive oil or similar brand / several garlic cloves

Heat the above in a sauce pan and bring to a slow boil.

Place the smoked / cooked wings in a crockpot and pour the sauce over the wings.

Set the crockpot on warm for at least 1/2 hour. The wings can be left in the crockpot on warm for up to an hour.   



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