Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chef Jet Tila Tackles the Wing Scene

Pakpao is spicing up Dallas’ football-watching “wing scene” with new Thai Chili Garlic Wings from Chef Jet Tila. On Thursday nights and Sundays (all day), you can enjoy 10 wings for $10 and $4 Thai beers (Chang and Singha) while rooting on your favorite team via Pakpao's new 60-inch television. If you can’t make it out to the Dallas Design District, create these scorchers at home with the 5-step recipe below.

Thai Chili Garlic Hot Wings
by Chef Jet Tila

6 whole chicken wings, cut in half at the joint
1-2 cups tempura flour
2 cups corn or potato starch
Oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups Thai Sweet Chile Sauce
½ cup Sriracha, adjust according to desired heat level

Make sauce by combining chile sauce and sriracha. Rinse chicken wings in cold water and place wet into a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle the wings evenly with the tempura flour until a thin batter forms. In a large deep-fryer or large Dutch oven, heat oil to 350 degrees F. Dredge chicken wings through one more layer of cornstarch. Place wings a few at a time into the hot oil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through and golden brown. Season hot wings with salt and pepper and toss into the spicy sauce. Serve hot. Serves 3.

Pakpao is located in the Design District at 1628 Oak Lawn Ave #120, Dallas, TX 75207.