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Crispy Italian Chicken Wings with Sweet Potato Fries
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I love the combination of sweet, spicy and sour. These wings deliver on all three flavor fronts and are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds.


  • Chicken wings

    • Oil, for frying
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 12 whole chicken wings
  • Agrodolce

    • 4 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sweet potato fries

    • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • Garnish

    • 1 bunch scallions, sliced and divided
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


For the chicken wings:

1. Preheat fryer (or heavy-bottomed pot with about 2 inches of oil) to 325°F.

2. Add flour into brown paper bag, add wings and shake bag well to coat. Remove from bag and let sit for 3 minutes.

3. Fry the wings for 6-8 minutes.

For the agrodolce:

Combine the sugar, vinegar, pepper flakes and salt in a saucepan and bring to boil to make light syrup. Once the sugar and salt have completely dissolved, remove from heat and set aside.

For the sweet potato fries:

Increase the heat of the fryer (or pot of oil) to 340°F.

Fry the sweet potato wedges until golden brown, crispy and soft in the middle approximately 5 minutes. Season with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper.

To serve:

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Toss the wings and agrodolce sauce together in a large bowl. Add 3/4 of the scallions and sesame seeds toss again.

3. Place wings on the hot grill and cook until lightly charred, approximately 1-2 minutes on each side.

4. Plate wings with sweet potato fries. Garish with the remaining scallions and serve.