"Crispy, fried, sweet and hot at the same time, these non-conventional nibblers can keep the gloaters chewing and the losers feeling satisfied."
1 ½ pounds chicken wings
2 cups vegetable or peanut oil, for frying
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon Rufus Teague Meat Rub
jalapeno slices, to garnish
Whiskey Maple Glaze:
1 cup Rufus Teague Maple Whiskey BBQ sauce
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons water, to thin as needed
Heat the oil in a large pot and allow it to reach 375 degrees. Use a thermometer to guarantee even cooking.
Mix the flour, salt and Rufus Teague Meat Rub in a medium bowl.
Dredge the wings in the flour mixture.
Lightly drop each wing into the hot oil and cook for about 15 minutes, or until wings look nicely browned and crisped. Doing this in batches is recommended, so the oil can retain even heat.
While the wings are cooking, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, black pepper and Rufus Teague Maple Whiskey BBQ sauce in a medium-size saucepan. Allow the mixture to reduce significantly, until it has a sticky, but not dry consistency. If it is reducing too quickly, add some water to thin it out.
Add the wings into the reduced sauce mixture and coat thoroughly.
Top with jalapeno slices. Enjoy with blue cheese or ranch dressing or even more barbecue sauce.