Creole Turkey Wings, for Better Tailgate Parties

Rally your crew and head to the stadium! The truck is filled with all kinds of fun alcohol for your compatriots, and you’re donning the best in team-pride-couture. So, why serve the basics?

Yeah, showing up to a tailgating party with hot dogs and burgers is fine, but if you really want to make an impression, step up your game with a little Creole kick. 

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These turkey wings are a healthier, and tastier, alternative to anything your competitors will be serving prior to kickoff. Best part: The whole recipe can be created in your oven. Home-field advantage if there ever was one! Dip each wing in a homemade tomato glaze prior to serving.

The Saints are playing, there is beer in the cooler, and you have the best dish in the parking lot. What more can you ask for? 

8 turkey wings
1/4 cup kosher salt
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
5 sprigs thyme
3 bay leaves
1 gallon vegetable oil
Creole Tomato Glaze

1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Generously season turkey wings with kosher salt and black pepper. Place them in a roasting pan with the onions, celery, carrots, thyme, and bay leaves.

2. Cover the wings completely with the vegetable oil. Tightly cover the pan with aluminum foil and cook in the oven until fork-tender, about 3 hours. Check the oil every hour to make sure it isn’t too hot (it should be at a low bubble).

3. Once the wings are tender, transfer them from the oil to a baking sheet and place them in the refrigerator, uncovered, to air-dry overnight.

4. Deep-fry the wings at 375 degrees F until the skin is crispy and golden-brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Toss the wings in the Creole Tomato Glaze and serve immediately.

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