Salt and Vinegar Wings (Baked & Crispy)
These salt and vinegar wings are a wonderful way to eat chicken with lots of different dipping choices.
From fried, baked to grilled or a combination of the three, you can have wings your way anytime you like.
All in all chicken wings are pretty simple to make.
Whether barbecued, covered in blue cheese or salt and vinegar, the possibilities are endless.
What are Wings?
Chicken wings of course, from a real chicken, baked and fried in many different flavors.
These days, some battered chicken â€˜wingsâ€™ are formed from breast meat!
Wings are the most expensive part of a chicken per pound in the US with the exception of boneless chicken breast.
However, in the Middle East wings are some of the cheapest parts of the chicken.
This really comes down to demand and the fact that chicken wings are so popular as a snack or meal in the States.
The overall value of wings are certainly in the eye of the beholder, depending where you live.
Bake or Grill?
I love to bake my wings, then finish them on the grill with a nice barbecue sauce, along with a blue cheese dip.
Toss the wings on the grill, giving them the bonus of natural smoke flavor.
There are so many ways to go when making these salt and vinegar wings when you have lots of people over.
Some people like to make their wings based simply on the flavor (the more calories the better!).
Others make them based on nutritional information; I try and lean towards having both.
In this post I will be showing you how to make baked salt and vinegar chicken wings.
How to Make Salt and Vinegar Wings
Marinate the chicken wings initially in apple cider vinegar.
Then salt liberally in order to give the salt and vinegar base.
Mix the flour, corn starch and spices to create a tasty dry coating for the wings.
Place the wings on a baking sheet in a single layer and Bruch with oil, then place in a preheated oven.
Bake for 25 minutes, remove, turn the wings.
Brush the other side with oil and then return to the oven for another 25 minutes.
Alternatively, once you remove the wings from the oven you can give them a quick deep fry to make them extra crispy.
Place on paper towels to let any excess oil to drip off before serving.
Be sure to brush them with the sauce one more time.
Serve with salt and vinegar chips, salad and dipping sauce.
Tips for Making Salt and Vinegar Wings
Try and choose nice plump wings if you can, letting them reach room temperature before coating them in the flour mix.
If you have time, another good tip is to steam your wings the day before and store in the fridge overnight.
Then dredge with the flour mix coating, then bake using the above method.
Brush the wings generously before each baking period to allow for a nice crispy texture after the cooking process.
Deep fry the wings at the end for an extra, extra, crispy skin.
Dipping Sauce for Wings
Apple cider vinegar works really well for this recipe.
However, you can also use a thick balsamic vinegar for a deep and vibrant flavor.
Fresh minced garlic is very flavorful, however, garlic powder is a good substitute.
For the heat, cayenne works very well, but you can always use other peppers, or hot sauces depending on your palate.
As far as dipping sauces go, a good creamy blue cheese sauce can be a nice balance to the heat of the pepper on the wings.
Or you can go in the opposite direction with a hot dipping sauce setting up a double whammy, hot eating experience.
I personally like a sweet chili dipping sauce that fills my mouth with a hot and sweet flavor.
The additional tang from the brushing sauce from the wings combines nicely.
So many taste buds going at the same time, itâ€™s like a carnival of flavor going on in your mouth.
A wonderful experience to say the least!
Donâ€™t let my few suggestions stop you from trying your own combinations of flavors, and donâ€™t forget malt vinegar!
Salt and Vinegar Wings Recipe
- 2 lbs Chicken Wings
- ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper
- ¼ cup Flour
- ¼ cup Corn Starch
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Paprika
- ¼ tsp Turmeric
- ⅛ tsp Cayenne
- Canola Oil for brushing
- Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC).
- Marinate the wings in the vinegar for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Place wings on a baking sheet in a single layer, salt, and set aside.
- Put flour and corn starch to a large bowl and add paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper and mix well.
- Dredge chicken wings in the flour mixture until well coated.
- Place wings on a baking tray and brush one side with oil.
- Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, turn wings over, brush other side with oil.
- Return to the oven for another 25 minutes.
- Remove and serve immediately with your favorite buffalo sauce.