Chicken Lollipops

     My favorite meat in a chicken is the wing meat. It is also the hardest meat to prepare. It is easy if all you do is batter up the chicken wing the way if has been removed from the carcass, fry it, and then put it on a plate and serve it. But to do this is a diservice to your guests. It is a struggle to eat, and messy at best.

     They can also be served as an elegant appetizer as a prelude to your haute cuisine. Or you can make up a mess of them as snacks for a football game. They can be cooked after dipping each piece in a gloppy coating, or my preferred method is to form the chicken wings into lollipop-shaped pieces and then roll in flour and spices, fry them up and then dip each piece into a delicious sauce you have prepared (see recipes).

     For this recipe, we are going to prepare the wing in such a way that, if you are careful, none of the wing or sauce should end up on your formal attire. And if all you need is a mess of them, you don’t need to be concerned with technique. These will get you into the chicken wing Hall of Fa

Chicken Lollies (chicken wings)

yields: 12 prep time: 40 minutes cook time: Variable
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Ingredients

12 1/4 tsp 1/2 cup 2 tsp 1 tsp 1/2 tsp 1 tsp 1/2 tsp 3 dashes 96 ounces
Chicken wings Salt Flour, all-purpose Course salt Pepper black Pepper Cayenne Garlic powder Paprika Louisiana Hot Sauce Oil for frying
  • 12
    Chicken wings
  • 1/4 tsp
    Salt
  • 1/2 cup
    Flour, all-purpose
  • 2 tsp
    Course salt
  • 1 tsp
    Pepper black
  • 1/2 tsp
    Pepper Cayenne
  • 1 tsp
    Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    Paprika
  • 3 dashes
    Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 96 ounces
    Oil for frying

Directions

If it hasn’t already been done, the chicken wing needs to be cut into three parts: the drumette, the wingette, and the flapper. You can usually buy them cut up, or you can do it yourself.

Rather than explaining how to prepare the chicken lollies, I am going to refer you to two different YouTube videos, and you can choose your favorite. Google:

Either How To Make Chicken Lollipop: Get Curried:Bombay Chef

Or Chicken Lollipops/Drums of Heaven/Calcutta-style/Bong Eats

This is how they look. This rendition is with the wingette not  lollied. These take longer to lolly than the drumettes, but it is worth it.

 

Time: Several hours

  1. Season chicken wings lightly with salt.

  2. Add the eight ingredients to a bowl and mix. Press flour into wings and arrange on a large plate so they do not touch. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer, an electric frypan, or skillet to 375 degrees F.

  4. Fry the lollies in the hot oil until the insides are no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear usually around 9-12 minutes. Meat temp near the bone should read around 165 degrees. Don’t fry too long or they will be a bit dry.

  5. Drain on paper towels.

  6. Now is the time to get creative.

    1. You can put dipping sauce in a small bowl. Put the bowl in the center of a plate and arrange the lollies around the bowl.
    2. You can arrange them on a platter and then drizzle the sauce on the lollies.
    3. You can invert the lollies so the shafts are pointing up and place them in sauce that has been pooled on individual.
    4.  Or you can serve with multiple dips available.

                                                       Dipping Sauces


Homemade Ranch

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup Mayo
  2. 1/2 cup Whole yogurt
  3. 3/4 cup Milk
  4. Onion salt to taste or chopped onion
  5. Garlic powder to taste
  6. 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  7. 2 tsp Lemon juice
  8. Dill or tarragon (chopped) if available
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Directions:

Add ingredients to a medium bowl, whisk together and set aside


BBQ Sauce (easy)

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 cups Brown sugar
  2. 1 1/2 cups Ketchup
  3. 1/2 cup Red wine vinegar
  4. 1/2 cup Water
  5. 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  6. 2 1/2 Tbsp Dry Mustard
  7. 2 tsp Paprika
  8. 2 tsp Salt
  9. 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  10. 2 dashes Hot pepper sauce

Directions:

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until Smooth


THE BEST CHICKEN DIPPING SAUCE

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup Mayo
  2. 1 Tbsp Yellow mustard
  3. 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  4. 2 1/2 Tbsp Honey
  5. 2 Tbsp BBQ Sauce 

Instructions:

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.

Can store up to one week.

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