No Super Bowl party is complete without the appearance (and subsequent disappearance) of Chicken Wings.
There are thousands of recipes for this game day staple. Some of the best can be found on foodnetwork.com.
For those looking to set their wings apart from all the rest, John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse is sharing his smoked wing recipe.
Rivers says, "The biggest difference between these wings and traditional fried wings is that the smoke and the rub drive the flavor, rather than dependong on the sauce."
Recipe makes 2 dozen wings
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup chili powder
1/2 cup 4R All-Purpose Rub
24 whole chicken wings, cut into drumettte and wingette pieces
1 cup BBQ sauce
Light a smoker using hickory wood and allow the temperature to settle at 305 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine sugar, chili powder, and 4R All-Purpose Rub in a large bowl. Sprinkle over wings to thoroughly coat. Smoke at 305 degrees for 45 minutes. Just before serving, light a gas grill and heat to medium high. Toss wings in BBQ sauce and "flash" on grill to allow sauce to caramelize, 3 miutes on each side. Flip only once. Serve hot with ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce.