Today is national Chicken Wing Day. It is also going to be near 90 outside so I'm not whipping out the deep fryer. If you'd like to be my guest. I found this video of how to make grilled wings as crispy as deep fried wings. He has a grilling t-shirt so he's got to be good at it. I'm a gas grill guy, but I'm sure we can make this work. These look pretty good!
Here are some Wing Facts:
- Buffalo wings originated in Buffalo, New York, where they are not called Buffalo wings, but just "wings" or "chicken wings."
- Chicken wings became a US nationwide phenomenon after the Buffalo Bills in the NFL appeared four consecutive years in the Super Bowl in the early 1990s.
- Thanksgiving is actually the most popular day to eat chicken wings – the Super Bowl comes in second.
- According to an NCC survey, 54-percent of wing eaters prefer traditional, bone-in wings while 46-percent chose their boneless cousin. Boneless wings are typically white, boneless chicken breasts cut into strips, breaded or floured and tossed with Buffalo sauce.
- 1.3-million chicken wings are eaten on Super Bowl weekend. If they were laid end to end, they would reach a quarter of the way to the moon or circle the Earth over two times.
- Of those who eat chicken wings:
- 46-percent prefer the drumette
- 25-percent the flat
- 10-percent prefer their wings whole
- 19-percent say they don’t have a preference, they like them all.
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