Got a party this weekend? You have to have wings. They are nearly as easy to make as they are to eat– and they get devoured. (In other words, you need a lot of them).
Here’s how you know just how many “a lot” is. There are about 12 wings to a pound, but you are going to cut each wing in half, so you get 24 pieces per pound. When you get them home, cut off the wing tip (that’s the pointy piece with very little meat on it) and either throw it in a bag in the freezer to make soup or throw it out. Cut the remaining v-shaped wing at the joint…just wiggle your knife in between so you don’t cut into the bone. Now each wing is in two pieces: the “drumette” (which looks like a baby drumstick) and the meaty “flat”.
Depending what kind of eaters your friends are and what else you are serving, figure they will average about six pieces each…which means 1 pound of wings yields 4 servings. It is hard to stop eating these mildly spicy cherry wings, so adjust your math accordingly.
If you want to really do it up for the game on Sunday, make a variety of wings. Here are a few more of my favorites: