Chicken Wings, Portugese Style

Definitely not your run of the mill chicken wings. These are tremendous hot or cold and they don’t require deep frying. Forget the blue cheese, just pass the napkins!

4-6 lbs. chicken wings
2 quarts white, regular flavored vinegar
1 heaping Tbsp. of sea salt – (DO NOT use table salt)

Into a large bowl or container (you may need 2 depending on how many wings you will be making) place the wings, then pour vinegar over to cover; add the salt and mix gently but well to incorporate it.  Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours – such as overnight or most of the day.  The wings will take on an almost white color, that’s okay.

When ready to bake:  preheat your oven to 400 degrees; adjusting oven racks so 2 trays can fit in nicely, and take out at least 2 rimmed baking sheets. Spray with a pan spray or grease lightly.  Place wings on sheet pans in a single layer, bake for 25 minutes, alternate pans and bake for 15 minutes more.