Jess Jess Wings are a dangerously good combination of buffalo sauce, blue cheese, and garlic everyone will worship you for!
Oh these wings. Where do I even begin? Maybe a little back story? An “in the beginning” kind of thing? These wings are a rip-off. There I said it. Jess Jess Wings are an addiction. Mike and I have been ordering them and Teakwoods for I don’t even know how long. They’re so freaking good. Like I’d gladly rub my hot wing sauce finger in my husband’s eye for the last wing good. Yeah.
This is our friend Phil. You may remember him from the Green Chile Pork story. He’ll be making more appearances. We geek out on food together.
This is how we spend a lot of our summer weekends, at our friend Sean’s house. We get to swim and hang and have good food and it’s awesome!
Oh, happy grilled wings how I heart you.
And that’s the husband.
Since Sean’s a BBQ wing guy I made some grilled wings for him too. As much as he likes BBQ, he couldn’t decide if he liked these or the Jess Jess Wings better. Winning!
When I told Mike I was making Jess Jess Wings for 12 bloggers this month, he was all over that shit! He asked just about every day until I cooked them when they were happening. Then, as I was frying the wings, serendipity happened. Our friend Sean said come over to swim, and I told him to fire up the grill.
The boys haven’t stopped talking about these quick and easy chicken wings for the past week and a half. Sean has texted me about them. Mike says I need to make them again. Like tomorrow. (I’m actually making another batch today.) And Phil keeps reminding me how good they were in a clandestine effort to make them reappear at our house. Just be prepared for everyone to hunt you down and bug you all day long for more wings. (See: make a triple batch if you have a crowd. I’m not even kidding.)
If this is your first time hitting up 12 Bloggers, here’s the skinny. Every month on the 12th, 12 of us (bloggers, duh…the name) cook up something awesome based on a monthly theme, and each recipe has 12 ingredients of less. Cool, right?! I love it. You can see all the past 12 Blogger recipes I’ve done, and get links to everyone’s recipes, HERE. Just be ready to get your fall on next month – cause we’re cooking with squash! (I freaked out a little too at first, but it’s okay…pumpkin counts!)
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- Pizza Wings from Betsy Life
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- Greek Lemon Chicken Wings from Cooking on the Front Burner
- Asian Sticky Wings from Love Bakes Good Cakes
- Spicy Maple and Brown Sugar Wings from Thyme for Cocktails
- Jess Jess Wings from Bread Booze Bacon
- Crispy Baked Honey BBQ Wings from A Night Owl
- Salt and Pepper Wings from Pink Cake Plate
- Sweet and Sour Wings from I Love My Disorganized Life
- Crockpot Buffalo Wings from See Vanessa Craft
- Sriracha Chicken Wings from Around My Family Table
Jess Jess Wings
- 2 dozen chicken wings broken down into wings and drummettes, tips discarded
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Oil for frying
- 1 cup Frank's hot sauce
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 garlic clove grated with a microplane (or crushed garlic)
- 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
Fill a dutch oven (or heavy bottomed large pot) with 2 to 3-inches of oil. Place the pot over medium-high heat and get the oil hot. Prep your grill and get it nice and hot. (We had Sean's propane grill turned to medium-high heat.)
Put flour, salt, and pepper in a gallon sized Ziploc bag. Close the bag and give it a shake to combine everything. Add wings to the bag, and seal closed. Shake the bag to evenly coat the wings in the flour.
Carefully drop the wings into the hot oil (You'll need to work in batches to prevent overcrowding in the pot. I fry about 6 to 8 wings at a time, depending on the size of the pot.) Cook for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the wings are cooked through and the skin is golden brown. Remove wings to a paper towel-lined plate.
Melt the butter in a medium bowl. Pour in the hot sauce and whisk to combine. Add in the garlic and blue cheese crumbles, and stir together.
Place the wings in a new gallon Ziploc bag, and pour the sauce over the wings. Seal the bag and smush everything together until the wings are well coated.
Using a pair of tongs, place the wings on the hot grill.
Cook for 7 to 10 minutes, turning once until the sauce has sealed onto the wings, the cheese is soft, and the wings are nice are slightly charred.
You can use your favorite hot sauce instead of Frank's, but Frank's is the only one for me. 🙂