Have you heard of Good Bite? It’s a fun food site full of videos and great recipes, with some of my favorite people to boot! I’d been trying to recreate a Chinese friend’s recipe for hoisin wings but couldn’t quite get it like I remembered it. Then my friend Jaden put her hoisin wings recipe up on GoodBite and I realized that what I was missing was honey! I’d been making them with brown sugar and though they were good, they weren’t like I remembered.When I was a kid I did NOT like chicken on the bone of any kind, I thought it was too much work to get the meat off. But as my taste buds matured (along with the rest of me I hope!) I began to appreciate the flavor of the meat closest to the bones. Now I love making wings because they’re so easy to cook and great for parties. I serve these as either an appetizer (1 per person) or a main dish (2 per person with sides).
We made these Chinese wings in the cooking class yesterday and I was amazed at how fast they went. Within four minutes of coming out of the oven, those wings were GONE! I’m having so much fun with the cooking classes, all the participants are wonderful and it’s thrilling to hear their stories of gaining confidence in the kitchen and learning to try new things. This is the best job ever!
Hoisin Wingsmakes 15-25 wings
Approximate cost/serving: Chicken wings are cheap, and though they take a little work to get the meat off the bone, 2-3 wings can be plenty for one person. I recently got 12 wings for $4.50 so only 38 cents a wing. At 2 wings a person these are just 80 cents a serving!