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Fire House Wings & Drums


Hi friends! Today I am sharing with you a recipe that comes from our extended family, the Kansas City Fire Department. Just in case you didn't already know, when my hubby isn't at home working on DIY projects, his actual job is working as a fireman for KCFD. If you aren't familiar with what great cooks firemen are then you are missing out!


For this recipe the guys buy the whole wing and drumstick, which is what the recommended temperature and cook time in this recipe is for, however, you can always buy just the wing or just the drumstick if you choose. If you do choose to buy just the wings or just the drumsticks then you'll want to decrease your cook time.

Now guys, just so you know, this recipe came to us from the station and the guys were nice enough to share all the details and share their photos of the meal prep and finished product- I mean seriously, they went above and beyond! Also, if you're looking at these pictures and thinking WHOA- that's a lot of wings- you are correct! At the station they prepare dinner for about 14 guys, so the portion size that they are using is a bit more than I would use at home but you can always cut it down.

So, here we go... first step, coat the wings and drumsticks with Montreal seasoning in a large pan. This seasoning can be found at your local grocery store, they picked it up at Price Chopper. Once the wings are coated in the seasoning, cook them all at 450 degrees F for 30-45 minutes.

Next, add oil to a large cast iron pan. Choose a pan large enough to hold all the wings and be covered in oil. Flash fry the wings for 5-10 minutes, or until crispy.

After you have cooked and flash fried all of the wings you will want to add some sauce. They shared two different sauce recipes with us and you can choose to use one or both on your wings. Bare with me through the next set of instructions, the two different types of sauces that they use are traditional hot sauce and a Parmesan sauce.


For the hot sauce you will need:

2- 12 oz. bottles of your favorite hot sauce

2 sticks of butter

Brown sugar or grape jelly to taste


Mix all of these ingredients together.


Simmer and dip wings into the sauce. Be sure to cover the surface of the wings completely.

For the Parmesan Sauce you will need:

1 stick of butter

Fresh garlic or minced garlic (3-4 cloves)

Parmesan cheese


Simmer and dip wings into the sauce. Be sure to cover the surface of the wings completely with the sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the wings.

They put together a salad to have with their their wings and drums and just like that- dinner is served! Now the portion size is a lot bigger than what would be needed for dinner at home, unless you're also feeding 14 grown men and if that's the case they better be helping with the dishes :). I hope you enjoyed this post and if you liked it let me know- they have many more recipes where this came from!

Thank you KCFD Station 35 for sharing this recipe with us!!!


Tara