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A plate of deep fried, Hoppy Citrus IPA Glazed Wings. They;re on a plate with celery sticks and a little bowl of ranch sauce, and the plate is surrounded by fresh hop bines.
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Hoppy Citrus-IPA Glazed Wings

The flavours go together so well, complex but coherent, and definitely unique. The glaze is sweet and savoury with a little heat and a little bit of bitter hop bite – perfectly balanced, and so, SO good.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 830kcal
Author: Marie Porter

Equipment

Frying Thermometer

Ingredients

  • Vegetable Oil for deep frying
  • 4 lbs Raw Chicken Wings
  • Salt
  • 1 cup IPA of choice
  • ½ cup Fresh Hops Divided (We used Centennial)
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper Finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Pressed or finely minced
  • Juice and Zest of 1 Orange

Instructions

  • Heat oil 375 degrees F. You can use a deep fryer, or a heavy pan. If not using a deep fryer, use a deep, heavy pot, filled to at least 3″ deep.
  • Sprinkle chicken generously with salt, allow to air dry while preparing glaze.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring IPA and ¼ cup of the hops to a boil. Turn heat down to medium-low, simmer until it has reduce to about half the original volume. (Just eyeball it!).
  • Once IPA has reduced, add honey, jalapeno, cloves, orange zest/juice, and a pinch of salt. Bring back up to a simmer, simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add remaining hops, simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Pour glaze through wire strainer, discarding solids left behind. Return to pot and keep warm while preparing chicken wings.
  • Fry chicken wings in batches of about a dozen pieces each – allowing oil to come back up to temperature between each batch – until golden brown. (About 10-15 minutes per batch).
  • Transfer fried wings to a large bowl, toss with glaze, and serve hot!

Nutrition

Calories: 830kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg