- Stir the salt and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add the chicken wings and toss well to coat. Cover and chill the wings for 2 hours, to let the salt seep in.
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Rub a wire rack with oil (to prevent the wings from sticking) and place over a baking tray lined with aluminum foil.
- Spread the wings in an even layer on the rack and bake for 75 to 90 minutes, until crisp and cooked through. The wings won’t brown too much, but they will be very crisp.
- Stir together the melted butter and hot sauce in a clean bowl and add the wings, tossing quickly. Pour the blue cheese dip into a bowl and arrange on a platter with the carrots and celery sticks. Serve the wings immediately with the vegetables and blue cheese dip.
Samples – Single recipe yields 18-ish wings, plan accordingly.
From Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson, Appetite by Random House, 2018.