Lemon pepper fried turkey wings are undeniably a taste bud pleaser. There is so much crunchy deliciousness within every bite of these turkey wings. When it comes to them, there's no denying the delicious combination of zesty citrus and savory spices. We took these turkey wings to the next level when we fried them and coated them in lemon pepper seasoning, which complements the bold flavors of lemon and pepper.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Flavor like no other- These turkey wings are out of this world delicious. The crispy fried skin is amazing, especially when paired with the lemon pepper seasoning.
Crispy and delicious- Lemon pepper turkey wings are a savory delight that is crispy and delicious. With their tantalizing blend of tangy lemon and warm peppery spices, these wings are the perfect addition to any meal that calls for a savory yet zesty flavor. They are fried perfectly. For all of the fried food lovers, this is the one.
Under 30 Minutes- In under 30 minutes, you can prepare my delicious lemon pepper turkey wings to impress your taste buds. This recipe is great for those looking for a quick, easy meal option packed with flavor.
Turkey Wings- All turkey wings are not made the same. Some are small, others are medium-sized, and then there are the gigantic turkey wings.
Butter-Unsalted butter. This helps make the lemon pepper sauce drizzle over the turkey wings.
Salt-Turkey wins can be tough but when you boil them in a small amount of salt, it helps to tenderize things.
Water-The water is used to boil the turkey wings. You can also boil them in chicken broth to add flavor.
Vinegar- This helps with cleaning/tenderizing the turkey wings.
Seasonings- I used a mixture of seasoning for these lemon pepper turkey wings. I started with the seasonings of the flour. Salt, pepper, garlic powder,
How To Make
Making these mouthwatering turkey wings with a crispy, crunchy coating is pretty simple and straight to the point. Blink and you might miss these bold flavors of lemon pepper.
In a medium-high pot of boiling water, place the turkey wings. Next, add vinegar and salt. Let the turkey wings boil for about 15 minutes.Oncedone remove and place in a bowl.
If you can, stick a fork in the turkey wings. You are ready to begin frying.
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). Gently and carefully submerge the turkey wings into the oil.2 Cups Vegetable Oil
Once the skin becomes golden brown or reaches, an internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Lastly, Preheat your oven to 350 and bake for 10 minutes and enjoy
Extra Lemon Pepper- If you love that lemon pepper taste. Add a tad bit more lemon pepper to give your turkey wings an even more zesty taste.
Hot Honey Sauce-Want something a little more spicy, just drizzle some honey hot sauce over the top
Dipping Sauce- Try dipping these lemon pepper turkey wings in blue cheese dressing or ranch.
Equipment You Will Need
Deeper Fryer- I used a 3.5-liter deep fryer that holds up to 2.6 pounds of food and has temperature control to help help with gagging the temperature. It also tells you when your turkey wings are finished frying. Leaving you with the perfect fried turkey wings
Large Pot- You will only need a large pot for frying. For instance, a 12-quart pot should be large enough. If you have a deep fryer, you can disregard this.
Tongs- This will help to pick the turkey wings out of the piping hot grease.
What are turkey wings?
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. I think the best size turkey wings to get are medium-sized turkey wings. I have found that the larger turkey wings are a lot tougher and slightly more 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 in the Microwave oven but not 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.
Tried them. They are so delicious. Good idea on boiling the water.
Love this recipe!
Loved, loved, loved these turkey wings!