- Time to pick up and eat!
Meal #5 of Eat Healthy for (Busy) People :
Crispy Siracha Wings with Baked Fries and Corn on the Cob
How long ( in reality) : 1 Hour 15 Minutes ( including clean-up)
What it takes:
- Defrosted Chicken Wings ( or nuke them in the microwave..)
- Russet Potatoes ( 3 ish)
- Panko Bread Crumbs
- Italian Bread Crumbs
- 1 Egg
- Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
- Frozen Corn on the Cob
Let’s cook and get back to work!
- Get a giant pot of water, start it boiling and throw those Corn on the cobs in there. Now forget about it for now.
- Get two bowls. In the first one, throw your bread crumbs ( panko and italian), garlic, salt, and some pepper. In the second, crack the egg into it, put in a smidge of water and whip that egg within an inch of its life.
- Get out an oven pan or cookie-sheet, cover in aluminum foil and preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Assuming you defrosted your wings ( or nuked em’ like I did). They might have a wing tip, if so cut those off and throw them away. Now pat down the wings with paper towels so they get dryish.
- Prepare in this order. Dip a wing in egg until its all over then put it in the bread crumb mixture until its all up in its business and covering the wing. Place it on the foil, repeat until all wings are done.
- Throw in the oven, set timer for 30 minutes, turn your attention to your potatoes.
- Get your potatoes and slice them into thinish strips ( it doesn’t matter just cut them into fry shapes…)
- Get a bowl out, put in a smidge of olive oil and salt. Toss the potato slices in that bowl then sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and toss in the bowl again.
- Get out a cookie sheet, and cover in foil. Lay all the potatoes in roughly one layer. Wait.
- Once the 30 minutes are up. Take out the wings ( and cover with tin foil) now put in the fries for 10 minutes.
- After the 10 minutes, pull the fries out and flip them over as best you can. Leave in another 10 – 15 minutes.
- Pull out the fries. Quick, remember the corn on the cob that’s boiling! Take them out, throw in a bowl with a bit of butter and toss around.
- Throw down on the plate: the wings, fries and corn on the cob. Squirt a bit of siracha on the wings, get some paper towels/napkins and Dig in!
Mmmm...Sometimes it feels good to grab your food and munch into it.
It sounds crazy but this is actually quite healthy ( assuming you keep the wings to about 4 or 5 of them.)
The bread crumbs and the baked fries are actually extremely low on oil and the corn on the cob is vegetable with minimal butter ( since you tossed it and not slathered it, right?).
The worst thing in this meal is the breadcrumbs and butter. Panko breadcrumbs tend to be light and ideally you actually got very little of the egg on the chicken due to the mixture of water so even the breading is enough to be crispy but not too high in calories or fat.
Now, Do some quick cleaning of dishes( takes me 5 minutes), perhaps grab a chewy bar ( my dessert of choice)
Damn, Feels good. Let’s get back to work.
About the Eat Healthy for (Busy) People Series
The Eat Healthy for (Busy) People series is my record ( and instructions) of how a insanely busy designer such as myself does not need to sacrifice good eating habits to get tons of stuff done.
These are simple and good-tasting recipes which I totally winged, so you can too!