Spike: Right. You want to learn all about how I bested the Slayers and you want to learn fast. Right, then. We fought. I won. The end. Pay up.
Buffy: That’s not what I–
Spike: What did you want, eh? A quick demo? A blow-for-blow description you can map out and memorize? It’s not about the moves, love. And since I agreed to your little proposition, we can do this my way. Wings.
Spike: Spicy buffalo wings. Order me up a plate. I’m feelin’ peckish.
–S5 Ep7, “Fool for Love”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Spike’s Spicy Wings
- 1 Quart Canola or Vegetable Oil
- 1 1/2 lbs. Chicken Wings
- 1/2 Cup Potato or Corn Starch
- 3 Tbsp. Strawberry Preserves (no seeds)
- 1/2 – 1 Tbsp. Gochujang Red Pepper Paste (found in Asian section of grocery store or at an Asian Market)
- 1/2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbsp. Rice Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
Pour the oil into a large pot or little deep-fryer & heat to 375ºF. Cut off the tips of the chicken wings & discard, & then cut the wings in half at the center joint. Rinse the wing pieces & pat them dry with paper towels.
Put the starch in a medium bowl &, a few at a time, coat the chicken pieces in the powder, squeezing them to press the starch on well. Set a mesh strainer over an empty bowl & also put a couple of paper towels over a large plate.
Carefully put about half of the chicken pieces into the hot oil & cook them for 10 minutes. Lift them out & put them into the strainer so the excess oil can fall into the bowl below. Put the 2nd batch of coated chicken pieces into the oil & cook for 10 minutes. Just before lifting them out, move the 1st batch of chicken to the paper towels. Put the 2nd batch into the strainer & put the 1st batch back into the oil to cook for another 10 minutes. Move the 2nd batch to the paper towels & remove the 1st batch from the oil for the last time & let them sit in the strainer. Put the 2nd batch into the oil for 10 minutes & before they’re done–you guessed it–move the completed 1st batch to the paper towels & the completed 2nd batch to the strainer.
In a large pot on medium heat, stir together the rest of the ingredients until they are melted together & begin to thicken. Remove from heat & toss the chicken pieces in & coat them thoroughly. Place the chicken on a serving dish & enjoy! Serve with beer or Mountain Dew.