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Garlic Parmesan Wings

KimberlySH Jan 10, 2011 07:30 AM

I need a good recipe for garlic parmesan wings. I am almost leaning towards buying a bottled sauce to try it out, but this seems like such a repulsive alternative to home cooking since it's for a casual party.
Has anyone tried bottled or homemade garlic parmesan wing sauce with good/bad results?

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    KimberlySH Jan 23, 2011 01:44 PM

    I made the buffalo-style garlic parmesan wings yesterday for my sister's birthday party.
    I let 28 wings dry on paper towel-lined plates in the refrigerator overnight. I heated my deep fryer to 375 degrees (I wanted to heat it to 400, but my fryer doesn't go that high) and fried in batches of 7 wings for about 10-12 minutes per batch. The wings were wonderfully crispy and still moist inside.
    I used a combination of the wing sauce from ChiliCheeseFries.net and one featured on Triple D:
    1 c. Franks Buffalo-style Wing Sauce
    3/4 c. butter, melted and cooled
    2 Tb. garlic, minced
    1/2-3/4 c. Parmesan, grated
    I whisked the ingredients together, then put the wings directly from the oil into the sauce and tossed them around.
    The sauce and wings both turned out good, but I had to make sure they stayed hot or the sauce would start to stiffen up. I kept them in a warm oven until the other food was ready.
    I actually served 2 kinds of wings, these and Tebasaki style ones. The Tebasaki went over better, and only a few were left at the end of the party.

    1. lilgi Jan 13, 2011 05:14 PM

      I made these today, and in the spirit of Superbowl, I doubled up on the spices. Wow! my boys were in heaven so it goes on my menu.

      Just my notes: I increased the oven temperature (easily could have been at 475) and cooked them for a good 35 to 40 minutes. I tossed the wings in olive oil before baking which isn't indicated on the recipe, and I used fresh Rosemary. To the cheese-garlic finishing sauce I added 2 tablespoons butter. The fresh basil really makes this sauce.

      I'm happy to say goodbye to buffalo sauce for a while.

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      1. re: lilgi
        goodhealthgourmet Jan 13, 2011 06:31 PM

        glad to hear they were a hit, but which recipe did you use...?

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet
          lilgi Jan 13, 2011 06:38 PM

          The one from Pizza D'Amore that I linked above (TLC); the other ones use Buffalo sauce :)

          1. re: lilgi
            goodhealthgourmet Jan 13, 2011 07:07 PM

            ah, i didn't see that one before now! i looked at Kimberly's link to the grilled wings, and between your comments about buffalo sauce and changing the *oven* temperature i was really puzzled :)

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet
              lilgi Jan 13, 2011 07:13 PM

              yeah, I was curious about making them too, so when I found that recipe I bumped the thread. I think next time I make them I'll take a photo; they looked just like the picture!

      2. lilgi Jan 10, 2011 09:17 PM

        Okay, I finally got a chance to see sit down and watch. First, I found that I'm making my burgers WAY too small haha. I think they were calling theirs "bruisers". Anyway they had me until...they brought out the cheeseburger soup, and I really think he was polite :)

        The wings look good but I am done with buffalo sauce (for now), and balsamic, so that leaves me with the recipe from TLC that I'm looking forward to trying. Kimberly, the wings in your recipe probably get so much flavor from a grill, but I must use an oven. I have a couple of packages in the freezer, I'll be trying them out soon :)

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        1. re: lilgi
          Island Jan 20, 2011 06:09 PM

          lilgi you may be done with balsamic wings, but that sounds really tasty to me. Would you mind posting your recipe? Thanks!

          1. re: Island
            lilgi Jan 20, 2011 06:25 PM



            1. re: lilgi
              goodhealthgourmet Jan 20, 2011 07:20 PM

              LOL! Island mentioned wanting your balsamic recipe in another thread after i linked to this one, and i posted the same one from Epi because it's the recipe i use...with a few modifications :)

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                lilgi Jan 20, 2011 07:30 PM

                We love this recipe!

                I usually marinate these overnight in lots of garlic and other condiments, enhancing the Balsamic and you're enhancing the soy :)

                1. re: lilgi
                  Island Jan 22, 2011 11:40 AM

                  Goodhealth that is funny; I just saw you posted the same recipe as lilgi's on the other thread. Thank you both. Sounds like a winner. So many options.

                  1. re: Island
                    goodhealthgourmet Jan 22, 2011 01:54 PM

                    i know! great minds... ;)

                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                      lilgi Jan 22, 2011 01:56 PM

                      right back at ya!

        2. lilgi Jan 10, 2011 08:26 PM

          Somehow I missed your post earlier and I only saw GHG's. Yes! The ones with balsamic are yummy but I must admit that I became more interested in yours, probably because I've made mine so many times already and super bowl is around the corner.

          I forget the guy's name from DDD, but I always like his taste in food in a non-gourmet sort of way.

          Saw the new link; thanks ghg!

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          1. re: lilgi
            goodhealthgourmet Jan 10, 2011 08:34 PM

            it's Guy Fieri..and you're welcome! :)

            1. re: lilgi
              KimberlySH Jan 10, 2011 08:40 PM

              Liligi, try the Hulu link I posted above. Another good recipe I've found that is very similar to the one featured on triple D is available at ChiliCheeseFries.net: http://chilicheesefries.net/grilled-g...
              It adds in some Crystal's wing sauce, which I'm not sure I can find in my area, but I think the ratios of other ingredients seem in keeping with what the owner at Grover's used.

            2. goodhealthgourmet Jan 10, 2011 03:39 PM

              your post made me think of an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives that featured Parmesan Garlic Wings. the place was Grovers in Amherst, NY. i couldn't find the recipe - it's not on the FN site - but here's a link to the video if you want to watch it and try to recreate them!

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              1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                lilgi Jan 10, 2011 04:44 PM

                I'm having a problem with that link on my laptop. I'll try it later on my son's.

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                  KimberlySH Jan 10, 2011 08:03 PM

                  Triple D is a really interesting show, but I've not seen these wings featured before. This could be a perfect end to my search, if only the video would load for me...
                  Thanks for the heads up!

                  Got this to work via Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/196368/dine...
                  I have actually seen this episode before, but totally overlooked the wings. Very cool recipe and I am trying it ASAP!

                  1. re: KimberlySH
                    goodhealthgourmet Jan 10, 2011 08:07 PM


                    the wings start at around 5:20 ;)

                  2. re: goodhealthgourmet
                    aphayes Jan 19, 2011 02:25 PM

                    I saw this episode and wanted to recreate these myself! The thought makes my mouth water!

                  3. lilgi Jan 10, 2011 03:09 PM

                    I've never tried wings like this and was hoping maybe someone out there had a tried and true recipe for you; I usually make one with a balsamic reduction but I would love to try these as well.

                    I came upon this recipe since your post went unanswered. I think I will be trying this out soon and posted the link for you since the recipe looks so good. Maybe by bumping this up someone else may have a t&t recipe for you.


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                    1. re: lilgi
                      KimberlySH Jan 10, 2011 07:57 PM

                      Your balsamic reduction sounds yummy - I will have to try it myself sometime.
                      The TLC recipe looks promising, and I've decided to try it out along with a couple of other versions of garlic parmesan sauce to see which is best. I was resisting putting this much effort into these wings, but I guess I will have to overcome the laziness.

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