I love making appetizers that are two or more dishes in one. Take chorizo potato bites for instance: they’re “deviled eggs meet potato skins that also meet chorizo potato tacos.” When it comes to snack food, hybridize all you want. That means not choosing between spicy popcorn chicken, sesame-orange chicken and chicken wings, because you can make all three in one delicious, deep-fried bite. Garnish these spicy orange chicken wings with sliced scallions and sesame seeds for a satisfying party snack.
For the wings
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- oil, for frying
For the glaze
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger root, minced
- 1/3 cup orange marmalade
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- juice of one orange
- hot sauce, to taste
- sliced scallions and sesame seeds, to garnish
For the wings:
- Preheat the deep-fryer (or a pot of canola oil) to 350F.
- Coat the wings in flour.
- Fry in batches (without overcrowing) for 8-10 minutes or until completely golden-brown.
- Drain on a layer of paper towels and let cool for 10 minutes while you make the glaze.
For the glaze:
- Heat the sesame oil over medium-low heat in a small pot.
- Fry the garlic and ginger until fragrant, 2-3 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic.
- Add the marmalade, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, zest, juice and hot sauce to the pot, stir well, bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and allow to cool and thicken.
To glaze the wings:
- Place the wings in a very large mixing bowl, then drizzle the glaze over them and toss to coat completely.
- Serve garnished with sliced scallions and sesame seeds.
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