Fagar’s Island is a beachy restaurant that sits on the bay in Ocean City MD. If you go for dinner and time it right, you can watch the sunset and listen to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture times to the setting of the sun – complete with confetti and applause as the sun disappears over the bay. While you are watching the sky transform into a beautiful array of color, be sure to order up some Shore Wings. These little babies are delish. Tossed in old bay and finished with a butter mixture, they are a great taste of the Eastern shore. I like to serve mine with the traditional celery and Blue Cheese dressing.
Here is my version. ( Note: Don’t omit the baking powder – it helps to add crispness to the wings.) Enjoy!
• 11/2 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 pounds chicken wings, separated at the joint.
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
• 2 tablespoons Frank's Red Hot sauce (you can adjust this to you spice level preference)
• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
In a small bowl, mix together Old Bay, baking powder, and salt.
Pat dry chicken wings with paper towels. Place wings in a large bowl and sprinkle in Old Bay mixture, tossing to evenly coat. Arrange wings in a single layer on wire rack set inside a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, leaving a little space between each wing. Place baking sheet with wings in refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Move baking sheet with the wings to oven and cook until browned and crisp, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Combine butter, hot sauce, and Worcestershire in large bowl. Place wings in the bowl with the sauce mixture and toss to thoroughly coat. Move wings to a platter and serve immediately.