Smothered Oven Baked Turkey Wings

- 4-5 lbs fresh turkey wings (flats)
- Uncle Dibbz Durtty Bird Rub (season to taste)
- 2 tbsp canola oil or other neutral cooking oil
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- 8 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 to 8 cups of warm chicken stock,
- 2 bay leaves
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
*preheat your oven to 325°F.
1. Pat dry and season liberally with the Uncle Dibbz Durtty Bird Rub about a tablespoon each for 5 lbs of turkey. Drizzle the wings with a couple tablespoons of canola oil and rub all the seasonings and oil into the meat.
2. Place a roasting pan over the stovetop so that it's covering two burners; heat to medium high heat. If you don't have a stovetop safe roasting pan you can use a large skillet and work in batches. Melt a couple tablespoons of butter into the pan, until sizzling. Sear the turkey wings until golden brown on all sides. This will take 5-10 minutes. You want to get some good char on the wings and also start building flavor in the pan.
3. Set the browned turkey wings aside. Melt the remaining butter into the pan, then add the sliced onions, chopped garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook for a minute just to soften the onions, being careful not to burn the garlic and peppers.
4. Sprinkle the onions with flour.
5. Stir the flour into the onions and cook for another minute.
6. Once the flour has cooked for a minute, pour in about 6 cups of warmed stock. Stir to make sure all the flour is dissolved, scraping up any browned bits in the bottom of the pan.
7. Bring the liquid up to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for a few minutes. Add the bay leaf and lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
8. Return the turkey wings back to the pan. You want the gravy to reach at least halfway up the wings but it doesn't need to cover them.
9. Cover the pan tightly with foil and transfer to the oven and cook for one hour.
10. After an hour, flip the wings over to bake on the other side. Cover and cook for another hour, or until the meat is tender and starting to pull away from the bone.
Flip the wings again and return the pan to the oven one more time, but uncovered. Turn the heat up to 375°F and cook for 15 minutes.
11. Transfer the wings to your serving platter.
12. For the leftover gravy, stir in the finely chopped parsley and lemon juice. Both will bring some freshness back to the sauce. Give the sauce a final check for salt and pepper.
13. Pour the finished gravy over turkey wings and enjoy family!

1 comment

  • Thanks for sharing! Will definitely try

    Sheliah Butler

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