Zesty lemon pepper fried turkey wings are undeniably a taste bud pleaser. There is so much crunchy deliciousness with every bite of these wings you don’t want to stop eating them.
I’ve always been told that turkey wings are tough and tricky to cook, but I beg to differ! I make these wings with the meat so tender it falls off the bone. Besides, who wants to eat tough meat? Not me for sure. The one thing to keep in mind when frying turkey wings is that you must first boil them in hot water to make the meat more tender. Now here comes the fun part. Let’s get into facts about turkey wings. Oh, and if you liked this recipe, you would love my ultimate caramel walnut cheesecake for dessert.
Turkey wings are the wings of the turkey bird. They are considered to be white meat. Turkey wings can be found all year round in a supermarket, unlike the entire turkey that’s only available on the holidays.
Where can you find turkey wings?
Turkey wings aren’t that hard to find. You can go to your local meat market and find a decent amount of turkey wings in a pack for around $8, depending on where you live. Here in South Carolina, where I am from, turkey wings are easy to find.
What size turkey wings should I get?
Turkey wings come in many shapes and sizes. The best size turkey wings to get, in my opinion, is medium-sized turkey wings. I have found that the larger turkey wings are a lot tougher and slightly difficult to handle.
What are some other ways you can prepare turkey wings?
You can bake turkey wings, and you can also cook turkey wings in a crockpot. I have also found that baking turkey wings cause the turkey wings to fall off the bone, not to mention how tasty they are if you pour barbecue sauce over the turkey wings—Yummy in my tummy.
Can you reheat fried turkey wings after you cook them?
Yes, you can warm the fried turkey wings up in the Microwave oven but not for too long. I would say for about a minute or less. Warming the turkey wings up too much will cause the meat to become very tough. Also, you can wrap the turkey wings in aluminum foil and place them in the oven at 375 Fahrenheit for about 30-35 minutes.
Do you have to brine the turkey wings?
Yes, I make sure to clean my turkey wings thoroughly. Then brine them so the wings become juicy and finger-licking good. The steps for how to brine the wings are below.
Place turkey in a large pot.
Next, pour vinegar over the turkey wings (Just enough to wet the wings).
Add water, butter, and salt to the pot.
Turn the stove on to medium-high.
Let the turkey wings cook/boil for about 45 minutes.
You are ready to begin frying if you can stick a fork in the turkey wings.
Mix all your season in a small bowl.
Pour the mixed seasoning over your turkey wings and rub in thoroughly.
Pour the mixed seasoning over your turkey wings and rub in thoroughly
In a large ziplock bag, add your flour along with seasonings and shake well
Preheat the oil to about 350 Fahrenheit(use a fry thermometer).
I fry my turkey wings in a deep fryer, but you can use a big enough pot to submerge them in—use all the same instructions.
Once the skin becomes golden brown or completely cooked
Remove the grease and immediately sprinkle the turkey wings with lemon pepper seasoning.
There you have it! Perfect fried turkey wings!
Well, that’s it for now folks.
September 11, 2020