I miss Wingstop. I haven’t had it in a while and there isn’t one near me.
Well I mean the closest one is like 30 minutes away, I guess it’s not that far from me BUT I WANTED TO EAT WINGS IN THE COMFORT OF MY HOME WITHOUT HAVING TO LEAVE. So I decided to make some lemon pepper wings.
The flavour of these wings was amazing, and they were also so easy to make…so let’s make them.
Breakdown of the process
Like I mentioned, these wings are very easy to make, but here’s a quick breakdown of what we are going to be doing:
- Season your wings – you can leave these to marinate if you want. I didn’t, but if you have extra time, season your wings then leave them to marinate in your fridge.
- Coat the wings – we’re going to use corn flour here (also known as corn starch).
- Fry the wings – I double fried mine, I’ll talk more about this later.
- Make the lemon pepper sauce
- Coat your wings in this sauce – now they are ready to eat.
The lemon pepper seasoning
The most important ingredient for this recipe is the lemon pepper seasoning.
You can’t have lemon pepper wings without lemon pepper.
I got mine from Amazon, it’s from a brand called ‘Badia’.
I had heard that lemon pepper seasoning is a little hard to find in the UK, so I tried looking for it…what I had heard was true. I couldn’t find it, so that’s why I got it from Amazon.
There are lot of recipes online for lemon pepper seasoning, and they all seem pretty simple, so if you wanted to you could make the lemon pepper seasoning yourself.
But I didn’t want to do the extra work, so I just bought it.
WARNING – lemon pepper seasoning can sometimes be quite salty, if you’re using a different brand, it might be saltier, or less salty than the one I used. So when it comes to the measurements of the salt, in the recipe card below, you might want to adjust this slightly.
For the rest of the seasonings, here’s what I used:
- Olive oil – I don’t know if this is considered a seasoning, but I’m including it here.
- Chilli powder
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
It is totally up to you what kind of seasonings you want to use though, you don’t have to use the same ones I did.
Even with the measurements, in the recipe card below I have included measurements for the seasonings, but you don’t need to follow them exactly.
We are cooking today, not baking, so you can play around with the recipe. Make these wings to your taste.
Double frying the wings
I decided to double fry my wings for extra crispiness.
When I’m making any kind of fried chicken that is going to be coated in some kind of sauce, I like to double fry the chicken. Just so that sauce doesn’t make the chicken lose it’s crispiness.
This is completely optional though, you can just skip this step.
If you are not double frying the wings, just fry them at 180c until they are cooked.
How to double fry them
If you are going to double fry them, let me explain how I did it.
So essentially, we’re going to fry the wings at a lower temperature until they are cooked. Then increase the temperature of your oil and fry them once more, until they become crispy.
I started by frying my wings, in batches, in some vegetable oil that was around 160c.
I fried them until they were cooked, this took around 8-10 minutes for me. But this time will vary depending on the size of your wings.
Once they were cooked, I took them out and left them on a wire rack so any excess oil could drain off.
I then increased the heat of my oil to 190c, and fried my wings again. This time just for a minute or 2, just until the wings became golden brown and crispy.
And now you have super crispy wings.
The lemon pepper sauce
The last thing to make is the sauce.
I don’t know if it can be considered a sauce, it’s mainly just butter. But let’s just call it a sauce.
All you need to do is heat some butter, lemon juice, honey and a little more lemon pepper seasoning together.
The honey is optional, but it’s a nice addition I recommend adding it.
Just coat your wings in this AND THENNNN the wings are done, it’s time to dig in.