COPYCAT OLD BAY HOT SAUCE & MARYLAND HOT WINGS

COPYCAT OLD BAY HOT SAUCE & MARYLAND HOT WINGS

These delicious Maryland Hot wings are made with Old Bay Hotsauce.  They have just enough heat with the savory tang of Old Bay Seasoning.

Did you get caught up in the Old Bay Hot Sauce craze?  They released a limited batch of sauce that sold out in about two hours.  Its become such a cult item that you can buy it on eBay for $14. I just can’t justify forking over $14 for something that costs $4.

Bottle of Old Bay Brand Hot Sauce. It is a 'cult' hot sauce.

Luckily, there are a lot of blogs, articles, and YouTube videos discussing what the hot sauce tastes like.  It is described as not too hot, vinegar forward with lots of Old Bay flavor.  

I started experimenting with the hot sauce recipe.  My first batch was thick and way too salty. An addition of some white vinegar and water thinned it out and made it much better.

If you can find the lower sodium Old Bay, definitely give it a try.  For me, it was perfect – not too salty and yet the hot sauce had tons of flavor.

Maryland hot wings made with homemade Old Day Hot sauce. This is a regional comfort food that is slightly spicy with the savory tang of Old Bay Seasoning.

HOW DO I MAKE MARYLAND HOT WINGS?

I like baking the drummettes, yet want the crispy skin.  This actually accomplishes this goal.

  • First, dry the drummettes very well on paper towels.
  • In a ziplock bag, add the Old Bay Seasoning, flour, and baking powder.  The flour will create the coating and the baking powder will help make the coating crisp.
  • Then add the chicken and shake to coat.
  • Bake the chicken on a wire rack over a baking sheet.
  • Mix the hot sauce, butter, and Worcestershire Sauce in a bowl.
  • Toss the wings in the sauce to coat.

Pretty easy, right?

EQUIPMENT USED IN THIS RECIPE

I like to serve these Maryland Hot Wings with a Creamy Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce for dipping, a side of Southern Style Coleslaw, and some Cheesy Baked Zucchini Fries.  This is one of my favorite comfort meals.

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Maryland hot wings made with homemade Old Day Hot sauce. This is a regional comfort food that is slightly spicy with the savory tang of Old Bay Seasoning.

COPYCAT OLD BAY HOT SAUCE & MARYLAND HOT WINGS


  • Author: Eats By The Beach
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 - 8 1x

Description

Hot wings made with an Old Bay Seasoning?  Yes, please!  These baked Maryland Style Hot Wings are just the right blend of hot and spicy with the delicious tang of Old Bay Seasoning.  Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


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Ingredients

For the OLD BAY Hot Sauce

  • 1 cup hot sauce (I like using Frank’s)
  • ¼ cup Old Bay seasoning
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed

For the Maryland Hot Wings

  • 4 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 pounds chicken wing drummettes, dried very well 
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup Old Bay Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with foil and place a wire cooling rack on the pan.  Spray the rack with cooking spray and set aside.

Make the Old Bay Hot Sauce.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the hot sauce, Old Bay Seasoning, vinegar, and celery seed until thoroughly combined.  Set aside.

In a large ziplock bag, add the Old Bay Seasoning, four and baking powder.  Shake vigorously to mix.

Add the chicken to the bag.  Close tightly and shake to coat all the drummettes with the coating mix.

Arrange the wings in a single layer on the rack.

Bake the wings for 30 minutes.  Turn the chicken and continue baking for 25 to 30 minutes longer until the chicken is baked through and the skin is crispy.

Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, ½ cup of the Old Bay hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.

Add the hot wings and toss to coat with the sauce.

Serve hot with blue cheese or ranch dressing and celery sticks.


  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Maryland hot wings, Old Bay Seasoning, Old Bay Hot Sauce, chicken wings, comfort food, Game day food, baked wings

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