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Old 06-19-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
Emily Seabridge
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There are few things in life that make me happier than wings. Hot, sweet, whatever, let me house as many as possible. But are they paleo? I understand that most places incorporate butter into the hot sauce (as is tradition), and they are deep fried. If I were to fry my own at home and make some kind of bacon fat/Frank's Red Hot sauce, am I alright?

Breaded wings are ****ed up and gross, and pointless in my opinion so I always go naked, so that's not the issue.
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:44 AM   #2
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Re: Wings

yes, ideally, in the paleo/primal approach, you would use naturally raised/fed, free range chicken, and probably fired in bacon fat (from a wild range pig) and or coconut oil.

just be careful with the coconut oil, it isn't great at high tempertures.

i often do a coconut curry sauce for chicken...
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:03 PM   #3
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:11 PM   #4
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There are few things in life that make me happier than wings. Hot, sweet, whatever, let me house as many as possible. But are they paleo? I understand that most places incorporate butter into the hot sauce (as is tradition), and they are deep fried. If I were to fry my own at home and make some kind of bacon fat/Frank's Red Hot sauce, am I alright?

Breaded wings are ****ed up and gross, and pointless in my opinion so I always go naked, so that's not the issue.
That seems fine. You can always get some plain wings from the store, throw some spices on them, and bake them until done. A roommate of mine just did that this past week and they were awesome, only spices he used were garlic powder and cayenne powder. That or get them from a BBQ place, they normally just spice them up and smoke them.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
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Re: Wings

You can make some pretty mean wings with just the chicken, Frank's Red Hot, and a slow cooker. Add in other spices as you see fit, if you want.
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:27 AM   #6
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Ooo a slow cooker, that's a good idea!
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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Re: Wings

I grew up with wings cooked on the grill. I don't even like them fried that much because the grill makes them so good. Put some seasoning on them, maybe some spices and look for a paleo-ish bbq recipe. I live at home so I have the luxury of my mom cooking for me most of the time, and she makes a really good barbeque sauce that isn't completely paleo I don't think, but it's close.

But for real, try grilling them. Delicious.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:40 AM   #8
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I grew up with wings cooked on the grill. I don't even like them fried that much because the grill makes them so good. Put some seasoning on them, maybe some spices and look for a paleo-ish bbq recipe. I live at home so I have the luxury of my mom cooking for me most of the time, and she makes a really good barbeque sauce that isn't completely paleo I don't think, but it's close.

But for real, try grilling them. Delicious.
I see you're in MA. Have you ever tried the Tuscan wings at Bertucci's? Seasoned with lemon, rosemary, and cracked pepper, cooked in the wood-fired pizza oven. Very tasty, paleo, and easy to duplicate at home.

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Old 06-20-2010, 01:35 PM   #9
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I see you're in MA. Have you ever tried the Tuscan wings at Bertucci's? Seasoned with lemon, rosemary, and cracked pepper, cooked in the wood-fired pizza oven. Very tasty, paleo, and easy to duplicate at home.

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Never really thought of Bertucci's as a place I could get my paleo on. Mostly just chipotle. Definitely going to have to give them a shot though next time I go out to eat. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:46 PM   #10
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Never really thought of Bertucci's as a place I could get my paleo on. Mostly just chipotle. Definitely going to have to give them a shot though next time I go out to eat. Thanks for the tip.
You're right, most of the menu is absolutely not paleo. I wouldn't recommend them as a destination for paleophiles. But if you're with a group that wants to go there, you won't starve.

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