How to Cook Chicken Wings in a Deep Fryer

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The use of a deep fryer insures that your chicken wings will have the crispy, brown skins that make them so tasty and desirable. Whether the wings are coated or simply spiced, a deep fryer will cook them to perfection. While an electric deep fryer is a great appliance to own, you can make your own using any deep, heavy pot.

Things You'll Need

  • Deep Fryer
  • Cooking oil
  • Candy or fryer thermometer
  • Fryer basket
  • Long handled tongs
  • Prepared chicken wings
  • Paper towels

Step 1

Fill the deep fryer with cooking oil to the fill line indicated on the inside of the fryer. If you are using a deep, heavy pot, fill the pot approximately 1/2 full with oil.

Step 2

Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the fryer or pot insuring that the tip is at least 1 inch into the oil. If your deep fryer has a thermostat, a candy or fryer thermometer is not necessary.

Step 3

Bring the oil temperature up to between 350 and 375 degrees F over medium heat. If your model has a thermostat, set it to 375 degrees F and wait for the indicator light to alert you to the correct temperature.

Step 4

Fill the fryer basket half full of prepared chicken wings. Slowly lower the basket into the hot oil. If you do not have a basket, use long handled kitchen tongs and carefully lower the wings, one at a time, into the hot oil.

Step 5

Fry the wings for six to 10 minutes or until deep, golden brown. Use the tongs to stir the wings often or shake the basket occasionally during the cooking time to keep the wings separated.

Step 6

Remove the wings from the hot oil, using the basket or tongs, and drain on paper towels.

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