I am so excited tomorrow is Friday. It’s been one heck of a week, and I am looking forward to spending time with my family and planning the next set of dishes for the 100 days of cookbooks.
However, Sunday is the Strawberry Festival…Will I be able to fend off the delicious strawberry foods, following me everywhere I turn? Will I be able to tell Chris “no” every time he offers me a bite of his food? Maybe I’ll get lucky and they’ll have plain, old strawberries I can munch on.
All I have to say is—this will be day 7 for me on Whole30. DAY SEVEN. That means I would be a quarter finished with the challenge. I for sure wouldn’t want to start over for something that I don’t know is good or not. It will be a test of my willpower. And yes, I would tell you if I succumbed to the strawberry side no matter how unhappy I would be.
On to the recipe of the day!
Carolina Style BBQ Wings from Real Life Paleo
Rating overall: 3.5
I love making chicken wings. Love it. In fact, I hate getting wings at 95% of the places because their wings come out soggy and I know mine taste better. I like a good crunch to my wings, and I don’t want any nasty batter.
The secret to wings, or so I’ve found, is to pat dry your wings with a paper towel, and put them in the oven at 375-400 degrees for about an hour. No batter and no seasoning except salt and pepper. When they’re done, you roll the hot wings in a sauce and serve. They come out perfect. Every. Time.
The Paleo Parents have also discovered this secret. Their wing recipe called for exactly that. I was thrilled.
The sauce of theirs I selected, was the Carolina BBQ sauce. A Carolina sauce means tangy! Vinegar and mustard are the key ingredients here. They succeeded in making the sauce as such, however…
The sauce didn’t really stick to the wings so you couldn’t really taste it. By itself the sauce was tasty. But if I want to have a Carolina style wing, I want to really taste it. If it stuck to the wing a bit better, the recipe would have a higher rating.
This was the first recipe from the Paleo Parents that I’ve tried, and even though I was a little sad from the results, I’m excited to try some of their other dishes. One of the things I noticed as I was flipping through the book, is that their recipes are of a much more strict paleo than other paleo cookbooks. Natural sweeteners are rarely used, reserved mainly for special treats. Gluten free flours are present in some recipes, but they’re not the focal point of the recipe. I quite like that.
For me, this makes it way easier while participating in Whole30. So stay tuned for more of their dishes.
What kind of sauces do you like on your wings?