WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- It's a staple at just about every party or big event. They're served up fried, baked or boneless. We're talking about chicken wings!
Monday is National Chicken Wing Day. Monday morning, Mohammed Karim, General Manager of America's Best Wings on Alabama Ave Southeast, and Marie Jordan, known as Ms. Marie, joined us to talk about the fascination with wings and how to make great wings at home.
"Everybody loves wings and they're convenient. They're finger food and you can give them a variety of different flavors," said Ms. Marie.
Another benefit can please so many people at one party. Ms. Marie says her store has 20 different flavors.
Karim and Jordan had some tips for people at home making wings. First, make sure your wings are thawed. NEVER put them in hot oil while they are still frozen.
"Second thing you have to look at, the oil is really hot. The temperature's got to be right. At the restaurant, the temperature that we use is 350 to 375 degrees. It's a commercial fryer ... we let it cook for 8 to 10 minutes," said Karim.
He added, "If you are at home it might take 15 to 20 minutes, depends on what kind of fryer you're using. And after you cook the wings it should take a golden brown color."