Winning Wings

Bag of wing sections (frozen or thawed)

Italian seasoning

Seasoned salt and pepper to taste

Throw the wings into an oven-safe pan. Sprinkle Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Flip the wings, and repeat. Place in an oven pre-heated to 400 degrees. If you’re really in a hurry, put the oven on broil but keep an eye on the wings.

Turn when browned on one side, or periodically if you’re impatient. Remove from oven and serve — or sneak one for testing purposes if the wings are being served later.

Servings? It depends on how many you sneak beforehand or your crew’s definition of a serving size.

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Honey Hot Wings

If you and your crew like it hot, follow the instructions above. While the wings are baking or carefully broiling, mix 1/2 cup of hot sauce and 1/2 cup of honey in a small sauce pan. Stir on low heat until well mixed.

Pour the sauce over wings just before it’s time for them to come out the oven. Toss to make sure the wings are coated on both sides.

Return to oven, turning periodically. No matter how much of a hurry you’re in, don’t broil the wings; use regular heat. Your oven should be hot enough at this point.

Remove the wings from the oven after the honey has carmelized a bit and/or the wings have a deeper color.