This is a very special family recipe. Growing up in the small town of Redland, Oregon there were only a few small businesses in town and we knew some of the folks that ran those places. There was a small restaurant and next to it was a beauty salon and a horse veterinarian. Our friend Nancy owned and ran the salon. She was such a lovely, lively and fun person. She was very social, loved to talk to people and even more than fixing hair, she loved to cook, bake and entertain. She was always having lots of parties and get-togethers.
I remember one year she had a cowboy theme party. She really went all out on the decor for the party and had all kinds of amazing dishes! I get hungry just thinking about all of the yummy food. These chicken wings were one of her specialties and she made them for parties like that one. She passed away several years ago, but her recipes live on and I love to serve these to family, friends and Josephine meal customers in her honor.
Honey Chicken Wings:
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce or tamari
3 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon paprika
3/4 cup honey
4 tablespoons butter or vegan margarine
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
30 chicken wings, tips off
1. Heat all of the ingredients (except wings) in a pan on low heat. Reserve 1/2 cup of the sauce mixture in a container and place it in the refrigerator.
2. Dip wings in the sauce, then place them on a rimmed baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate wings overnight.
3. When you are ready to cook the wings, heat the oven to 350F and bake uncovered for 1 hour, turn once. You can also use the extra sauce to baste the wings every 15-20 minutes of baking time.
Serve hot and enjoy! :)