Sweet and Spicy Wings
8 cups vegetable oil
8 pounds Smart & Final chicken party wings
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 cups apricot preserves
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup catsup
2 tablespoons tabasco sauce
Fill a large, heavy-bottomed saucepot or deep fryer with vegetable oil. Heal the oil over moderate heat until a deep fat thermometer register 375 degrees.
While the oil is heating, cut off the wing tips and reserve them for another use, such as chicken stock. In a saucepan simmer the remaining ingredients, stirring, until the glaze is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Keep the sauce warm over very low heat.
Working in batches, fry the chicken wings until crisp and golden. With a slotted spoon, transfer the fried wings to a baking pan and kekep warm in a 200 degrees oven. Be sure to return the oil to 376 degrees bewteen batches.
To serve, toss the chicken wings with the glaze to coat. Serves 8.