Our friend and fan Carlos, owner of CFL Healthybear (an Orlando-area personal massage company), came up with this wonderful recipe while experimenting with our sauces one day. It features our multiple-award-winning Papaya Pequin Passion sauce and ketchup, which at first seemed like an odd combination for wings. (We’ve always been partial to our wonderful Oven-Roasted Purry-Purry Wings, after all.)
“First, I just fried the wings and tossed them with the plain sauce, but the sauce got the wings soggy,” Carlos said when he told us about the creation. “So on a lark I mixed the sauce with a little ketchup, and that changed everything. The sauce remained creamy and added a light ketchup taste to the wings, but when the hot wings came in contact with the mixture, the aroma was like the breath of 100 angels.”
Needless to say, we were sold at that point, and this simple recipe has become a favorite of ours ever since, especially on game day or at tailgates — we just love that sweet heat flavor on wings.
Here’s what Carlos did:
1 lb. chicken wings, split into wingettes and drummettes
Vegetable oil (for frying the wings)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons Fat Cat Papaya Pequin Passion
1 tablespoon ketchup
Heat the oil in a large, heavy bottom pan until the temperature reaches 350F.
Once to temperature, fry wings in oil until done, about 15 minutes. (If you don’t want to fry the wings, then please use the oven-roasting method described in our Oven-Roasted Purry-Purry Wings recipe.)
While the wings fry, mix the Fat Cat Papaya Pequin Passion sauce and ketchup together in a large mixing bowl until well-blended. (If making more wings, just increase the recipe as needed, using the ratio of two parts Fat Cat Papaya Pequin Passion for every one part of ketchup.)
Once the wings have cooked, remove from oil, drain on paper towels and season with a sprinkle of salt. Then toss the still-hot wings into the mixing bowl with the Papaya Pequin Passion mixture and stir to coat evenly.
Serve hot and enjoy.
Note: Second picture courtesy of Carlos Mendez of CFL Healthybear