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Wing Bowl 2011 Winners and Wingers: The Super Bowl of Food

Wing Bowl 2011 kicked off this morning with two South Jersey men going head-to-head over a plate of chicken wings. Bill “El Wingador” Simmons was back this year after retiring after Wing Bowl 16. Jonathan “Super” Squibb was back to defend last year’s title in the Wing Bowl 2011 by stuffing as many chicken wings down as he could muster, and defend he did.

In the last round, Super Squibb went on to take the win after an impressive 255 wings consumed. El Wingador was close behind with 254. Both beat the previous Wing Bowl record of 241. Plus, after eating a cheesesteak in 24 seconds, professional eater Kobayashi declared his intention to participate in the Wing Bowl next year.

While I love chicken wings as much a the next guy, I’m just not sure I love 255 of them all at once, but perhaps I’ll give it a go with this killer sweet and spicy combination that would be perfect for Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Sweet and Spicy Oyster Wings
12-ounces oyster sauce
1/4 cup Sriracha chili sauce (more for the spicy lovers)
1/4 cup scallions, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
3 pounds chicken wings

Mix together oyster sauce, sriracha, scallions, garlic, salt and pepper in a large dish or zip-top bag. Add in chicken wings and marinate for a few hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375° F and bake in a single layer on a baking sheet for 45 minutes. Finish under the broiler for 2 minutes per side to melt some of the fat.

Have time? Bake at 275° F for 3-4 hours or until sauce is caramelized and sticky on top.

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