Crispy Italian Flier Wings Recipe

Give your snack time an Italian accent with these herb-flavored treats. To make finely ground cornmeal, simply grind regular cornmeal in a food processor for a few seconds. Use your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground white cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, lightly crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

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  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 wings, cut in half at joints, wing tips removed and discarded
  • Vegetable oil
  • Warm marinara sauce (optional)

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, Parmesan, oregano, thyme, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Coat the wings in the mixture and shake off any excess.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Pour about 1 inch of vegetable oil into a frying pan and heat to 350°F. Fry the wings for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. You may need to turn frequently near the end for even browning. Drain the wings on a rack set over a platter. Serve the wings with warm marinara sauce for dipping, if desired. Makes 24 pieces.[/step-item]

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Excerpted from Wings by Debbie Moose. Text copyright © 2009 by Debbie Moose. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest