Lately I was trying to find a way to get the crispy crunch you get when you fry wings by baking them in the oven. And I came upon the site serious eats where they did some experimenting and found out the best way to bake chicken wings but still get that crispy crunch you get from frying. The secret is baking powder and long period of time in the fridge. These were were really so crunchy so no need for the extra fat and mess from frying.
1 ½ tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. paprika
Pinch of garlic powder
½ cup melted butter
½ cup hot sauce
Rub the wings with half a lemon and then Rinse well.
Place wings on paper towel and dry completely.
After wings are completely dry, coat wings with baking powder.
Place wings in the fridge for at least 4 hours, the longer the better, you can even leave them overnight.
Preheat oven to 425° and place a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil while the oven is heating. (This will prevent you wings to stick to the sheet).
When the oven is ready, spray your baking sheet and place wings.
Bake wings for 45minutes to 1 hour or until golden brown.
While the wings are baking, prepare your sauce. Mix melted butter,hot sauce,salt,paprika and garlic powder.
When wings are done, toss wings with the sauce until well coated. ( Sauce should be cool before tossing your wings to prevent the wings from getting soggy).