Hot wings are just one of the necessities when watching the Super Bowl. I always have wondered why wings and football are associated with each other? Is it because we eat them in bars, where football games are blaring from television sets in the background, or could it be that they serve hot wings at football stadiums across the U.S. so we can enjoy them, while we’re watching the game? Does it matter? Chicken wings just need to be present in some form on Super Bowl Sunday.
When grabbing a chicken wing, do you reach for the drum or flat? It all depends upon if you prefer a larger portion of meat, or an equal meat to skin ratio. I think I used to prefer drums because they reminded me of eating regular chicken legs, but in miniature form. Now, I think I prefer the flats because I really enjoy the crispy skin with each and every bite.
How hot do you like your wings and which hot sauce do you use when you prepare them? Tapatio seems to be a favorite in my household, and no I’m not being sponsored. But, there are some amazing kick-ass hot sauces on the market made by small producers that pack a bigger punch. When out and about, I sometimes grab a bottle of hot sauce from a vendor I haven’t tried before, just to compare heat and subtle flavor differences. I am often pleasantly surprised at how they do differ and I encourage you to taste around for yourselves.
So, yes to hot wings on Sunday and I hope the commercials and half-time show really deliver. Did you hear that The Weeknd put in $7 million dollars of his own money for his half-time performance? This I gotta see!
And I couple of ideas to dip these wings into…..