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“Hell’s Chicken Wings”

These are hell’s chicken wings.

My darling skillet produced the hottest bits of food I’ve eaten in quite some time.

My mouth still hurts.

Surgeon Generals Warning: They will make you have psychedelic dreams. For example, after I ate these chicken wings I dreamt three different short stories that went like this:

1. My brother committed a murder in my childhood home and I had to cover it up with Photoshop.

2. I went to my grade school reunion and one of my former classmates named LaLita was reading the manuscript for my book and editing it. This made me very anxious.

3. An art gallery owner called me because he was having trouble navigating the website of a friend’s art portfolio. So I said I would get right back to him with the answers because I was on the way to see said friend who was in the hospital after getting his wisdom teeth removed. But when I got to the hospital it was so big, it just kept going and going, like the never ending mall… there was a MacDonald’s and everything. I panicked, I wasn’t going to be able to get back to the gallery owner in a few minutes. Somehow I ended up outside and my mother happened to drive by and picked me up at a traffic light, made a right hand turn and dropped me off at the correct hospital ward. There I was able to use my friend’s blackberry, which he happened to have handy in the hospital bed, and email the gallery owner. Phew.

What does it all mean??!

This is what your future could hold if you eat hell’s chicken wings before bed. Consider yourself warned. Because that’s what I’m here for.

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Update: March 24, 2010

By popular request… here is the recipe for ya. I can’t promise that it’s perfect because the pain also caused some memory loss. That night is very hazy, okay?

“Hell’s Chicken Wings”

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

“Hell’s Chicken Wings”

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken drummets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons grape seed or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tablespoons molasses

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet on high heat. Add the drummets and fry them until the skins are well browned on all sides. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Turn the temperature to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and let the flavors marry. The liquid will reduce and the chicken will be tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Hold on to your seat!
http://georgiapellegrini.com/2010/03/15/recipes/hells-chicken-wings/


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  1. I'm a huge wings fan, Georgia. What type of 'heat source' is in those? No recipe listed.

    • Georgia says:

      Hi Jim, well, I didn't list a recipe because I didn't want to be responsible for torturing anybody… but the main heat source is a small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I love wings too, and shared these with a friend who loved them, though their mouth was mighty hot! One of these days I'll share a less "intense" version, promise!

  2. I had a whacked-out dream recently that I friend and I went barhopping in Flagstaff, and we would call her sister to come out and meet us, then we would ditch her and go to a different bar. All night long we did this, calling the sister then taking off for another bar. I like my dreams to be fairly attainable. It's funny how only recently I've acquired a tasty for spicy foods. I wouldn't eat hot wings 10 years ago, but now seek out different levels of heat in my food. I want to go back to restaurants where I've eaten mild versions of their hot dishes and try them out properly.

  3. Georgia says:

    I think we need a dream interpreter to make a guest appearance on this website…

  4. Erin B. says:

    I'd love to see the recipe (or a less intense version). My husband loves hot wings and would probably enjoy the challenge of eating these.

  5. Georgia says:

    You got it Erin! I'll post it as soon as I get back from L.A.

  6. Bacchus aka Ron B says:

    I'm a lover of Wings, One dish meals, & CI cookware. In fact I just started braising some round steaks with onions for stroganoff tonight. That's a heck of a skillet Miss Georgia. What size is it? I have both 10 & 12" Cast Iron skillets and love to use them on the charcoal grill for an extra depth of "flava".

    • Georgia says:

      It's all about the "flava," you're right Ron. I think mine is the 12 inch skillet… it's very heavy but I carry it with me wherever I go anyway. Way more useful than a purse.

      • Bacchus aka Ron B says:

        Dutch Ovens are handy too. They are basically deep skillets with lids and are super versatile. Thanks for your replies today. =)

  7. I shall try this with goose next season!