It's been a while since I gotten deep into the food porn with you, so I'm happy to report that I got a new toy. For my birthday last month, I got a gift certificate to Cooking.com which I was happy to receive as there's a plenty long list of food-prep swag I'm needing these days... and I was all prepared to get a new knife or something usefully pedestrian like that when I got wind of this video and I made one of those make-it-or-break-it decisions to momentarily quell my inner demons, satisfy a lifelong dream, and surely take off at least 36 months off my ever-shrinking time on Terra... that's right I got a deep fryer:
Nothing restaurant-grade or anything, fits comfortably on the countertop between the defibrillator and sink, but greasy enough to feed my small family with wings and fries if the feeling should arise. The trial run was the above-video-inspired (oh, YouTube is there anything you can't do??) Smo-Fried wings [smoked BBQ style and then deep-fryed to wingy perfection] this past weekend.
Just used some good old Frank's-based sauce, but will certainly be looking forward to experimentin' in the future. If you've got any good wing-sauce recipes, or deep-fryer recipes for that matter, pass 'em on! The Maple-smoking definitely makes a difference... between that and the rub, there was flavor to spare.
The wings brought back memories of the crazy wing chow-downs we used to have in our suite Sophomore year courtesy of Wing Works. Those were some fat-assed cluckers -- they were like the Mcguire-and-Sosa-circa-98 magnitude chicken wings... I'm not even sure they were from chickens they were so mammoth. If anyone knows where I can get my hands on some freak poultry like that, let me know.