Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - Sale at Safeway

A friend of mine runs a website called Wingipedia. Its a site where he and others rate wings that can be found around DC. He rates the wings on temperature, spice, flavor, etc. There are some good finds along Georgia Avenue on that site. Though this site does not recommend Nellie's on 9th and U Street, I do (but I also don't remember the wings I had being breaded.) The wings were meaty and moist (not fried until they were dried out), and their Bourbon Whiskey sauce is good. But frankly, I really enjoy wings that are made in my own kitchen. Get 2 pounds of wings, 1/2 a cup of Franks Hot Sauce, 1/3 cup of butter, and some garlic. Brush wings with olive oil, season, and bake for about 45 minutes at 450F. Saute minced garlic on medium-low until they are soft in the butter (is there a term for stewed in butter?.) Once the chicken is out of the oven, mix hot sauce with the butter and cover the wings with the sauce. Put wings back in the oven for another ten minutes. Finger licken good.

Wingettes are on sale at Safeway for $2.69 per lb. Here are some other specials at Safeway this week:

Whole Chicken - $0.99 per lb
Pork Spare Ribs - $1.49 per lb
Pepsi Products - $0.59 per 2 litre
Honey Nut Cheerios - $1.50 per box
Express Bag Salad - $1 each
Plums - $1.49 per lb


  1. I've tried a similar recipe and thought the sauce was too watery... does the ten minutes in the oven firm them up? Seems like it's worth a try.

  2. I've run into liquidy wings before and reheating it does dry it out a bit. I also put it back in the oven because I find that the the coating process cools the wings down a bit and I like my wings *HOT*!