Feasting on Asphalt Chicken Wings

Not the actual wings...

We got Alton Brown’s Feasting on Asphalt from the libarry last week. In it, he gives an application for chicken drumettes inspired by a visit to Fast Eddie’s Bon Air in Alton, IL (no relation). They were easy to make and darned tasty and I figured I could find the recipe on the interwebs, but it turns out it’s not so easily found. I will attempt to remedy that situation here.

Start with 16 chicken drumettes. In a large bowl, toss them with 1 tsp of seasoned salt and 1 tsp of cajun spice. I would use a bit more cajun spice, but that’s just me. At this point the recipe called for the wings to go on kebab skewers, four at a time, but I didn’t bother with that.

Bake the drumettes in a 425 degree oven for 45 minutes on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. (When I do this again, I’m going to put them on a cooling rack to let the fat drain off more efficiently.)

Finally, AB says to grill them for 5 minutes on each side. It was cold out and I didn’t feel like heading out to the grill, so I broiled them for the same amount of time. It worked great and I stayed warm!