Taste of the Tailgate: Sparky's Wings
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Taste of the Tailgate: Sparky’s Wings

April 17, 2018

Spring might not quite be here yet, but baseball is back! It’s time to dust of your grill and serve up Taste of the Tailgate’s Sparky’s Wings. Hit your tailgating out of the park by following these signature grilling tips listed below.

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At home:

1.    Preheat oven to 475 degrees

2.    Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until they are golden brown

3.    Take wings out of the oven and drain excess oil

4.    Turn wings and place them back in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown

5.    Place approximately 18 wings in a container or a large ziplock bag

6.    Pour one cup of Sparky’s wing sauce over the wings

7.    Shake and distribute the sauce throughout

8.    Refrigerate 

At the tailgate:

1.    You will need to reheat the wings

2.    Place the wings on a medium to hot grill

3.    After a few minutes, start basting each wing with more Sparky’s wing sauce (use a basting brush and lightly coat each wing)

4.    Turn wings often to avoid burning the skin until the meat is cooked through to 165 degrees (or about 10 minutes)

5.    Baste wings again

6.    Once the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy, coat with more Sparky’s

For more great recipes and grilling tips, visit tasteofthetailgate.com.

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