I know I am often viewed as the mother earth in the kitchen with my kids, teaching them to cook and bake on their own as I watch them with joy in my heart and a smile on my face as they learn to be independent in the kitchen.
Don’t be fooled.
I can’t stand when my kids cook and make a mess. I get mad when they leave smears of butter on the counter, grease splatters all over my stove burners and wipe their chocolatey hands on my nice hand towels (“Wash your hands first before you dry them!!! That was my GOOD towel!!!!”).
For the above reasons, I now insist on preparing wings for them. For the time being, they are forbidden to make wings themselves because of the mess. Maybe when they truly learn what “make this kitchen look even cleaner than before you got here” means, they will be allowed to do it themselves.
I do, however, recommend that you make these wings for yourself, your kids and family or your friends because they are delicious and may serve as an incentive for others to truly learn how to work in a kitchen. That way they can make this recipe themselves when you are unable to :-). Enjoy!
Sweet and Spicy Baked Wings:
3 lbs wings
3 Tbs Soy Sauce
3 Tbs honey
1 Tbs sesame oil
1 Tbs Sriracha hot sauce
1 Tbs minced garlic
3 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
In a large ziploc, add all the wings and the marinade.
Marinate for as long as you can, preferably more than 1/2 hour.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Bake 30-40 minutes, flipping over in the middle.
Take remaining marinade, boil it up in a wok with the peel of one orange if you have one and fry up the wings.