Prep: 5 mins
| Cook: 30 mins
| Extra time: 1 hour 30 mins, chilling
In a small bowl mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Place chicken wings in a large nonporous glass dish or bowl and sprinkle flour mixture over them until they are evenly coated. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate for 90 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be just enough to cover wings entirely, an inch or so deep.
Combine the butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and set aside.
Fry coated wings in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown. Remove from heat,then place wings in a 9x13 cake pan. I like to spray the pan with butter spray before putting wings in. Pour sauce all over the wings and stir them around to get even coverage on the chicken. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve with ranch! Look up my recipe for homemade ranch. I think it's the best with these wings.
Please stick with the 90 minutes in the refrigerator. It is really the key to crispy wings. I tried it for 30 minutes and was very disappointed.