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Oven-Fried Old Bay Wings

I was loving all the different wings concoctions filling my belly for Wing Week, but after several days, I had a real hankering for plain old Buffalo wings. Without big expectations, I picked a recipe for fairly normal hot wings, except they get a toss of Old Bay before being baked. It was especially fitting since I had a Maryland girl coming over to eat them with me. The result was so different from Buffalo wings, and so incredibly satisfying, I'd be doing a disservice not sharing them with my fellow SE'rs.

I took Kenji's oven-fried wings method and added some baking powder into the mix with the Old Bay and salt. After an overnight in the fridge, they cooked up incredibly crisp in the oven and were finished with a combination of equal parts butter, Frank's Red Hot, and Worcestershire.

That taste of the Maryland shore did wonders for the wings, which had only passing resemblance to hot wings. These are their own thing. The Worcestershire and Old Bay dominated, and it's a stellar combo. As I watched a Maryland native going from one wing to the next, with a finale of finger licking, I knew I had a winning recipe on my hands.

Adapted from Food and Wine

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