Wallet-Chicken Wings – Tease the Palate

Chicken Wings

Who doesn’t love chicken wings?

Other than Chip … he hates any meat served on the bone. 🙂 

From Aunt Elodia’s Cookbook, “How I Became a Cook Out of Necessity,” she introduces us to Wallet-Chicken Wings.

So delicious!

BTW — I’ve read the recipe over and over and cannot figure out what a wallet has to do with it; but she must of had a reason for naming it that.

If you can figure out the wallet part, please let me know.

This meal is not for your football watching party, but probably can have it for tailgating.

Recipe – To Tease the Palate and Please – The Wallet-Chicken Wings


3 pounds chicken wings – tips removed

1/2 cup olive oil or a blend of olive oil and vegetable oil.

(I have used infused olive oil .. I think it adds a little something, but that’s just me.)

1 teaspoon of salt.

1 teaspoon pepper

Scatters of salt and black pepper

2 green peppers

2 cloves garlic, picked with a fork (why? cuz it releases the flavor)

3 tablespoons warm water

1/2 cup, dry white wine

Serve over rice or pasta.   Following the directions on the box.

Fresh pasta adds a little something to the recipe.


Wash the chicken wings in cold water, add salt.  Rinse, drain and pat dry.

Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet.  When almost hot, add chicken wings.

After a few minutes, mix the wings with a wooden spoon or spatula to coat them with oil and continue frying over medium heat.

Add about 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, then add green peppers and garlic.  Keep turning the wings until they are evenly coated and golden.

Remove garlic from pan; add water and wine.

Cook until the alcohol evaporates.


After the wine has been added and the alcohol has evaporated, add 1 cup strained tomatoes and let cook, covered, with the chicken wings for about 10 minutes.  Add 1 (16 ounce) can of peas, drained and simmer for about 5 minutes before serving with rice or palenta (no pasta with the variation).


Let us know how it came out.

Reference:Cook oit of Necessity

“I Became a Cook Out of Necessity!

Copyright 1977/revised 1987

Author: Elodia Presenza Tedeschi

Wimmer Brothers Press