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Old 02-01-2021, 01:26 PM   #1
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Bearcat Tailgate Party

I am going to admit right now this is 100% a stolen idea from another board. But I like it so who cares and we need a change in topics.

I would like to know some 100% fool proof, no brainer, hit go to recipes for either tailgate or watch party. Main course, snacks or sides. I have one to start off. I live in FL by the way so I have to get my Skyline stuff frozen at the grocery but that is always first on my list. With BW3 wings so near and dear to my heart I will also throw that in but I don't have either recipe for those.

Spoiler alert get an Instapot if you can. 6 quart. They aren't expensive and if you like fall off the bone wings or ribs you need it.

My friends and I used to play softball for Stanley's Pub (down towards the river off 50 on East side) after we all graduated. The cook there shared his wing recipe tricks and most of us have been making them ever since ('93 or so)...the same damn perfect way. But I have recently found a better and faster way to make them. The original recipe is simple but the trick is to get the meat soft. The trick then was to soak them in tequila overnight. This recipe can do about a 5 lb bag of frozen wings.

First thaw wings. Then you get your hot sauce (for me Franks), one big bottle 16 ounce. Grab two just in case the sauce doesn't cover the wings.
Mix that with 8 ounce of tequilla and a melted a stick of butter. 24 hours marinate. To save sauce soak them in a bag rather than tupperware. Save half the sauce for later. Now they are ready to throw on the grill next day. Put on high heat to get them crispy on either side and then lower heat and cook till perfect. Turn several times and put sauce on each time. For the kicker you add Mrs Dash original recipe to spice it up even more. You can use that the last turn on each side or the last couple of turns depending on spice level you want.

Instapot recipe. And I do suggest you get one. This is how I do it. You don't need tequila for this to soften the meat or marinate overnight. These things fall off the bone and ready in an hour or so. So 5lbs of wings thawed...put in 6 quart Instapot. 5 minutes timer high heat. Add half cup water to bottom and use the steamer insert to keep wings off the bottom. It takes 10 minutes to get ready and 10 minutes to release pressure and 5 minutes of cook time. Take them out...and have the sauce ready in a one gallon freezer bag (about half the sauce). Put the wings in and shake it up. Lay them on a broiler plate or cookie sheet. Sprinkle the Mrs Dash when on the tray. Meanwhile your oven was turned on and ready to broil so turn the oven on when the Instapot pressure release timer goes off. The wings need to be on top of oven about 3 inches or so away from heat source. Open the oven and keep the oven door open just a crack at the top and go 2-4 minutes broil per side depending on how you like it crispy or not. I like them crispy. Turn each wing after 2-4 minutes and put more sauce on and add more Mrs. Dash.

Either way you choose to cook these wings will end in the best wing cooking compliments you have ever heard! I promise. I also have fall/fell off the bone Instapot ribs recipe in 45 minutes. No more need to slow cook that stuff for hours and hours. Restaurant quality ribs in under an hour. You can literally grab a rib and watch the meat fall off.

I do not work for Instapot by the way. I just have been amazed at how fast you can get fall of bone ribs and wings done. Now I don't do it any other way.

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Old 02-01-2021, 01:51 PM   #2
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Now for the ribs. This is all Instapot. I don't have a grill recipe. 1 hr cook time here.

Thaw ribs if frozen. Take the membrane off. Season rub with Kosher salt and ground black pepper. Put 3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (or water) in Instapot and use the steamer rivet to keep the ribs above the vinegar.

Put timer on 10 minutes high heat. Takes 10 minutes to get ready, 10 minutes to cook, and 10 minutes to release pressure.

From there you do the same as wings recipe above. Put it on a tray. Add whatever sauce you like or rub. Use the broiler for about 2-4 minutes per side depending on preference. Flip and do it again. If you pick up a bone the whole thing will fall apart...it's that tender.

You can choose to smoke that stuff for 4-8 hours or gnaw on perfect ribs in about an hour.
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Then you get your hot sauce (for me Franks), one big bottle 16 ounce.
We need to reclaim Frank's RedHot for the city of Cincinnati. They should be Cincinnati wings instead of Buffalo wings. Frank's started in 1896 in Cincinnati as the Frank Tea & Spice Company. The RedHot sauce was used to make hot mustard for sausages sold at Crosley Field, and possibly Palace of the Fans before that. "Buffalo" wings using Frank's weren't invented until 1964 in Buffalo, NY.
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We need to reclaim Frank's RedHot for the city of Cincinnati. They should be Cincinnati wings instead of Buffalo wings. Frank's started in 1896 in Cincinnati as the Frank Tea & Spice Company. The RedHot sauce was used to make hot mustard for sausages sold at Crosley Field, and possibly Palace of the Fans before that. "Buffalo" wings using Frank's weren't invented until 1964 in Buffalo, NY.
I did not know that. I like Franks even more now on my Cincinnati wings
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Damn waterhead I need some of them wings bro
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