We love turkey in our family. However, I only make the mac daddy, super special, brined, whole roasted turkey on Thanksgiving. The rest of the year, if we want turkey I make other stuff like turkey wings, turkey thighs, turkey breast…you get the drift.
I have a friend who last year, no joke, went to five different pre-Thanksgiving gatherings and probably just as many for Christmas…all serving traditional turkey. She told me that by the time that Thanksgiving actually rolled around, she was totally burned out on the traditional roasted turkey.
It occurred to me that this is an issue that many folks go through nowadays. With the surge of Friendsgiving and people trying to please both sides of the family for the holidays, a person can very easily be made to eat so much roasted turkey that it loses its appeal.
So folks, I guess the big takeaway here is (a) turkey isn’t just for the holidays and (b), if you are attending several different holiday functions and turkey is being served, switch it up a bit y’all. My Southern Smothered Turkey Wings are a great solution for both situations. It’s super easy and fall off the bone delicious!
Southern Smothered Turkey Wings
- 6 Whole Turkey Wings
- Olive oil (just enough to lightly coat)
- 1/2 Tbs Smoked Paprika
- 2 tsp Onion Powder
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Dried Thyme
- 1-1/2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
- 2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 Tbs Seasoning Salt
- 1 Medium Onion Chopped
- 3 Cloves of Garlic minced
- 2 Cups of Bell Pepper
- 1 Cup Celery Stalk chopped
- 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 2-3/4 Cup Chicken Stock or Water
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees
Place split, washed, and dried turkey wings in a pan
Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over wings
Season wings with seasoning mix. Start with a small amount and add more to your liking.
Message seasoning mix and olive oil into the wings and be sure to coat well
Sprinkle vegetables over turkey wings
Make a slurry (chicken stock and flour) and pour around the perimeter of the turkey wings (don’t pour over because it will wash all of the seasoning from the wings)
Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil
Place the pan a 350 degree preheated oven for 2 hours
After 2 hours, remove the pan from the oven, stir the pan gravy, and return the pan to the oven for an additional 30 minutes uncovered.