1. I frequently lose all sense when it comes to cooking. Seriously. These wings came about when I was trying to come up with a way to do them in the oven. Remember I told you about my husband's freakish obsession with wings? He wants them all the time. It bothers me. There are so many other things to ruin your diet on that do not include skin and bones which I hate.
Anyway, I had some leftover wings in the freezer and knew that as long as they were lurking, chances were good that someone was going to ask me to fry them up. So I googled and found all kinds of promises that you could make wings crispy in the oven - just as crispy as if you fried. You know, this needs to go on that urban legend site. You can't. Okay? People will keep telling you you can, but I'm going to step out and say it is just not the same.
So you see, my intention was to make a healthier version of his beloved wing. Something took over, however, and I found myself wrapping them in bacon. I don't think that was a win in my quest to healthify (sometimes I make words up) the wings.
2. I have apparently lost my touch in the kitchen. I burn stuff every day. I think it is the electric stove that I have here. It is one of those flat surface stoves and I hate it. Who thought this was a good idea? You can't see how hot things are, it stays hot for an hour after you turn it off, it is just bad. Bad bad bad. And the oven? It takes THIRTY MINUTES to preheat to 400 degrees. This is a new oven. How is it possible? I feel like Wilma Flintstone.
Anyway, with all the stress of this constant burning of things in my kitchen, I've had two oven fires. Yes. Two. So fair warning, if you spill the bacon grease off of your not nearly rimmed enough baking sheet when you make these? It will catch on fire. If you then attempt to hide the evidence of the fire in your oven and forget it is there and turn on the broiler in the morning to toast up a bagel for your beloved? It will also catch on fire. And your beloved isn't super loving when you keep almost burning your house down which really is another topic. I mean, I'd think his worry over my near demise would snuff out any irritation but whatever.
Bacon Wrapped Cajun Wings
Recipe by Michelle's Dinner Bell
I'm not giving amounts here because you need as many chicken pieces and bacon pieces as you want to make. Easy.
Chicken wings and drummies
Tony Cachere's seasoning
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Rinse and dry chicken parts. Season with a sprinkling of Tony's.
- Wrap each piece with a slice of bacon and place on baking sheet which you have lined with foil.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes until bacon is crisp.