Pat's Spicy Fried Wings

Pat's Spicy Fried Wings created by CA.TN

From Pat Neely, from Memphis Tenn., one of the hosts of Food Network's show "Down Home with the Neely's".

Ready In:
1hr 40mins



  • Combine ingredients for dipping sauce and chill for 30 minutes or more to incorporate flavors.
  • Whisk together the seasoning salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, cayenne pepper, poultry seasoning and lemon pepper, reserving 2 tablespoons separately.
  • Rinse chicken wings in cold water, pat dry, and place in a shallow baking sheet. Sprinkle with the seasoning and let them marinate, refrigerated and covered with plastic wrap, for 1 hour.
  • Whisk eggs, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, black pepper and cayenne pepper into a mixing bowl and set aside. Place flour in a shallow plate.
  • Heat cooking oil for deep frying to 350°F.
  • When the oil is hot, dredge chicken wings first in the egg mixture then the flour. Fry in small batches for 8-10 minutes, being careful not to crowd, turning occasionally, until cooked through and golden. Drain on paper toweling or brown paper bags, sprinkling with reserved spice for added spice level if desired.
  • When oil reheats to 350F, add a few more wings to the fryer. Repeat until all wings are cooked.
  • Serve with spicy dipping sauce.
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  1. John D.
    Yummy! When marinating, I mixed the spices in a bag and shook the wings to coat evenly. Same thing for dredging. Saved having to wash out a baking dish and dredging dish (lazy me, I know). I also added a tablespoon of garlic powder to the spices and the batter. Very nice recipe that I will try proportioning for legs, thighs and breasts. Thanks folks!
  2. kitchenslave03
    This review is for the wings only, which are soooo good. I dip my chicken in hot sauce as I eat it so it stays crunchy. BTW, my copy of the same recipe calls for 3 lbs of wings.
  3. DanielleLyn
    LOVED these wings! I saw the neely's make these on their show and I just had to try them. They have rave reviews on food network and I see why. The only thing is the original recipe states 12 whole chicken wings instead of the 6 thats listed here. So after your wings are cut up, this full recipe will make 24 wings. It is just my bf and I, so I made half the recipe and it was just the perfect amount of spices and batter for the 12 wings. They had a nice spice to them but wasnt too spicy. I think it all depends on how fresh your pepper flakes are. The fresher quality, the spicier! I didnt make the sauce just because I prefer blue cheese to dip my wings in. I have a bigger deep fryer, it holds a gallon of oil, so I was able to throw all 12 wings in the fryer at once to cook. If you have a smaller one then you will have to do a couple batches at a time. These are so versatile that you could make a big batch of them for a party, serve some plain and serve some with different sauces on them, like maybe a sweet and spicy sauce and then just your regular hot wing sauce on the others. So then you would have 3 different flavors to choose from but still using this great recipe! I cant wait to make them again!
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