“I was 32 when I started cooking; until then I just ate.” Julia Child


Glazed Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings or Drummies

How many could Grandpa eat??

Makes 20 to 25 pieces.

  • 20 to 25 chicken wings
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asian chile paste
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray


Prepare the wings by cutting through the joint to make two pieces. Snip off the tips. Put the wings in a shallow glass or ceramic dish.

Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, lime juice, sugar, garlic, ginger, and chile paste in a small bowl, and whisk well. Brush liberally on the chicken wings, turning them to coat both sides.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Prepare a charcoal or gas grill. Lightly spray the grill rack with vegetable-oil cooking spray. The coals should be moderately hot. Grill the wings, turning with tongs 3 to 4 times and brushing with any remaining glaze during the first 10 minutes of grilling or until cooked through, 15 to 25 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Copyright © July 3, 2008