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Crispy Italian Chicken Wings with Sweet Potato Fries

COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
45 mins
SERVINGS
4
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COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
45 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(5)

Ingredients

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
  • Chef notes

    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.

    Preparation

    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.