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.

Lemon Pepper Fried Turkey Wings
Lemon Pepper Fried Turkey Wings

Are turkey wings tricky to cook?

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.

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. 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.

How to make fried lemon pepper turkey wings

Steps to cooking turkey wings

Step 1:

Place turkey in a large pot.

Next, pour vinegar over the turkey wings (Just enough to wet the wings).

Step 2:

Add water, butter, and salt to the pot.

Step 3:

Turn the stove on to medium-high.

Step 4:

Let the turkey wings cook/boil for about 45 minutes.

Step 5:

You are ready to begin frying if you can stick a fork in the turkey wings.

Step 6:

Mix all your season in a small bowl.

Step 7:

Pour the mixed seasoning over your turkey wings and rub in thoroughly.

Step 8:

Lemon pepper turkey wings

Pour the mixed seasoning over your turkey wings and rub in thoroughly

Step 9:

In a large ziplock bag, add your flour along with seasonings and shake well

Step 10:

Preheat the oil to about 350 Fahrenheit(use a fry thermometer).

Tip:

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.

Step 11:

Once the skin becomes golden brown or completely cooked

Step 12:

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.

Lemon Pepper Fried Turkey Wings

Lemon Pepper turkey wings

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.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Ronalyn Alston

Equipment

  • Deep Fryer

Ingredients

Boiling Water

  • Turkey Wings
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt To your taste
  • Water Enough to submerge turkey wings in
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar

Seasoning for Turkey Wings

  • 1 tbsp Seasoning Salt To your taste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder To your taste
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper To your taste
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning To your taste

Seasoning for flour

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tsp Seasoning Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Oil Enough to submerge turkey wings in

Instructions

  • Place turkey in a large pot and pour vinegar over the turkey. Just enough to wet the wings.
    Turkey Wings, 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • Add in your water, butter, and salt
    1/4 tsp Salt, 1 tbsp Butter, Water
  • Turn the stove on to medium-high.
  • Let the turkey wings cook for about 45 minutes.
  • If you can, stick a fork in the turkey wings.
    You are ready to begin frying.
  • Mix all your season in a small bowl
    1 tbsp Seasoning Salt, 1 tbsp Garlic Powder, 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 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
    1 tbsp Black Pepper, 1 Cup Flour, 1 Tsp Seasoning Salt, 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder, 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • Preheat the oil to about 350 Fahrenheit(use a fry thermometer).
    2 Cups Vegetable Oil
  • Once the skin becomes golden brown or completely cooked
  • Remove from the grease and immediately sprinkle the turkey wings with lemon pepper seasoning
    2 tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Video

Notes

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.