I made a lot of food for the boys while they were watching the Super Bowl and pre-game shows. I made cheese sticks, pizza rolls, pierogies, taco dip, and a favorite that we’ve missed since we moved – bacon ranch wings.
This recipe is ridiculously easy.
First I was so happy to find some nice looking organic and already cut up chicken wings. Even better, they weren’t hairy when I opened the package! I hate having to singe off the hairs.
I rendered some bacon. I use the nitrate free kind, but you can use whatever suits you.
I rinsed the wings and patted them dry in paper towels. Then, I fried them in a medium high heat oil. I used canola. The oil was probably 350-375 degrees F (I really should get a thermometer). You can use a dutch oven, or any other deep pan you use for frying if you don’t have a deep fryer, but I wouldn’t fill it any more than half full with oil. You just need the wings to be covered. Cook the wings for about 7 minutes.
Then I tossed the wings in a bowl with 6 Tablespoons of ranch dressing (use your favorite), and the rendered and drained bacon. No, the bacon flavored ranch isn’t the same if you’re thinking about taking a short cut.