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Betsy Block

Chicken Wings

TOTAL TIME: prep time: five minutes

SERVING SIZE: serves four (while watching the game)


12 wings (about 2  lbs)
2 tsp. salt
pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Lay the wings on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the salt on both sides of the wings, 1 tsp. per side, then grind pepper on them to taste. (My kids don't like pepper, so if we want them all to ourselves, we know what to do.)

Bake for half an hour, then flip and bake for another half an hour. This ensures that both sides essentially fry in their own fat.


In our opinion, the key to great wings is almost over-salting them and almost over-cooking them. And for our kids, no sauces or blue cheese, thanks.