TURKEY: Smokey Fried Turkey Wings

Planning for the Super Bowl already? I don’t know about you, but I LOVE watching the Super Bowl. For me it is less about the game and more about the people I watch with and, of course, the food we all eat. ALL OF THE FRIED FOOD!

One of the foods that I am most excited for at the Super Bowl is WINGS! Unfortunately, there are no restaurants around us that sell kosher fried chicken wings. While I love making them from scratch, they are A LOT of work. You have to fry them up in batches. By the time your last chicken wing is done, the first one you fried is cold.

Last week, for the NFL playoffs, I decided to experiment with frying up some turkey wings. They are significantly larger and have so much more meat on the bones! I made four fried turkey wings, 2 for me and 2 for E. It ended up being the perfect amount of food. I actually couldn’t even finish my second wing. E was happy to eat it for me!

I marinated the wings in almond milk because it is non-dairy (I can’t mix meat and milk #notkosher)¬†and it tenderizes the meat a bit. I seasoned the almond milk with sea salt, fresh ground pepper, smoked paprika and garlic powder, to get some flavor into them before battering them up. I seasoned the flour with the same spices. I really love the flavor of smoked paprika, so I made sure to add a lot of it to the almond milk and the flour. The final product was an extremely juicy, smokey, and flavorful wing. These fried turkey wings had a crisp outside and tender inside. I will DEFINITELY be making these fired turkey wings again sometime soon. Maybe even for the Super Bowl!

Smokey Fried Turkey Wings by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

Marinating in Almond Milk

Smokey Fried Turkey Wings by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

A Thermometer is CRITICAL

Smokey Fried Turkey Wings by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.


Smokey Fried Turkey Wings by popular New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.



Turkey Wings, 4

Almond Milk, 2 cups (NOT vanilla)

Sea Salt, 1 teaspoon salt

Fresh Ground Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon

Smoked Paprika, 1 teaspoon

Garlic Powder, 1 teaspoon

Flour, 1-1/2 cups

Smoked Paprika, 1/2 teaspoon

Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon

Garlic Powder, 1/2 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil, for frying


  1. In a medium bowl or long Pyrex combine almond milk, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, smoked paprika, and garlic powder. Add turkey wings to the almond milk, coating completely. Refrigerate for 5-8 hours.
  2. When you are ready to make the wings, preheat the vegetable oil in deep pot to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sea salt, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Dip the turkey wings into the flour mixture, making sure to tap off any excess.
  4. Place one turkey wing into the oil. Turn it over to make sure the wing browns on all sides. The wing will take between 12-15 minutes to cook through.
  5. Remove the wing from the oil and drain on a paper towel covered plate.
  6. Continue the same routine with the rest of your wings!

Let me know if you end up making these delicious fried turkey wings!



  1. Danielle
    January 22, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    I’m a sucker for wings! These look sooo delish.

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  2. Kelssey Layton
    January 22, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    OH my goodness those look amazing! Wings are definitely the ultimate Super Bowl food!

  3. January 22, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    Wow! Looks tasty!

  4. Anna English
    January 22, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    These look absolutely delish, and easy to make!

  5. Ruthie Ridley
    January 22, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    This looks so yum!!! I want to make this for dinner!!

  6. Maggie
    January 23, 2018 / 12:57 am

    I love wings! This looks delicious and perfect for the super bowl!

  7. January 23, 2018 / 3:37 am

    These looks delishhhhh! I need to make!

  8. January 23, 2018 / 6:14 am

    These look sooo good, I will most likely be making them or ordering regular chicken wings by the end of this week, lol! Thanks for the recipe x