“Put your foot in it” wings

September 23, 2011

In honor of the Skins flying high so far this season with a 2-0 record, I think the burgundy and gold faithful are in need of some good ole fashion wings to keep the positive elevation if you catch my drift.

Since we’re playing the Cowboys on Monday night, the fans deserve something that tastes like they really put their foot into it.  Hold up; let me digress for a moment. Who in the world came up with the saying “put your foot into it” in regards to food? Someone’s foot or just the thought doesn’t exactly salivate the glands. My gut tells me this is definitely old southern slang. 

So I decided to run the term by a colleague from Meridian, Miss., and he confirmed the term is as southern as chicken fried steak. Apparently, this is the highest compliment given among African-Americans in the south regarding how good your food tastes. Thus, here is the recipe for my “Put Your Foot in It” wings.

First, wash and dry your standard unfrozen wings. Place the wings in a large zip lock bag. Add Italian dressing, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and Old Bay seasoning. Next, zip up the bag and shake the bag until all the contents added smother your chicken wings. Place the wings in the refrigerator to marinade overnight.

Brief disclaimer: Please be advised this is a tailgating recipe, thus measuring cups and spoons are seldom used. Use your own discretion when adding contents.

Fast forward to game day! Prepare your grill for direct and indirect heating. Once the flames subside, place your wings on the direct heat side of the grill. Flip the wings until both sides are golden brown. 


(Troy Queen/Troy Queen)

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