How can one not love the essence of a good wing? From hot to buffalo to lemon pepper to barbecue + all cooking methods in between from baked, to deep fried with breading to deep fried without breading, to grilled and finally the subject of this article – AIR FRIED! The new kid on the block.
Those of you that have been following our posts know that we’re not big on measuring exact amounts because we like to give you the freedom of seasoning to your own taste liking. This is especially in the case of non-baked foods. This being one of them.
Lets start with the main ingredient – WINGS! In this recipe we started with a package of cleaned organic wings from Costco (roughly 12 pieces mixed both drums + flats as separate pieces). In a small squeeze bottle, we mixed half yellow mustard half pickle juice and coated the basic seasoning wings with the mustard mixture.
By basic seasoning we mean season the wings (to taste) with basic ingredients like garlic + onion powder, blk + red pepper, salt of choice + paprika. Top with the mustard/pickle mixture and gently combine til fully covered. Put in fridge and let marinate (ideally overnight but), at least a couple of hours.
In a separate bowl mix the the ingredients for the batter. Even amounts of the following will do (again not measuring anything): flour of choice, tapioca starch, generic fish fry mix or plain cornmeal into a medium ziplock. Add marinaded room temperature wings to the bag in thirds to effectively coat.
Remove coated wings from ziplock and place on a flat plate. Spray tops with avocado oil and gently place oiled side down on parchment-lined air fryer – not stacking them. When all wings are in fryer (oiled-side down), spray tops with oil and cook.
Cooking time and temps may vary per air fryer. We cooked these at 350-400 degrees for a total of 25 mins total (carefully turning halfway through). Monitor and discontinue cooking when wings are at the desired crispness.