Air Fried Bat Wings look creepy but taste delicious! Marinated in an Asian inspired sauce, they’re crispy and perfectly delicious for your Halloween party.
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I’m just going to bring up the elephant in the room. These suckers are a pain to photograph! I had a hard time getting the camera to auto focus on them. They are so dark in color. So, please just not pay attention the photos that aren’t 100% in focus.
I made these twice. The first time they were so salty! I didn’t think that the amount of soy sauce in the original batch was that much, but guess the combination of soy sauce and the time I marinated them made for super salty wings. So salty I almost couldn’t even finish the one I taste. Of course, I had to try a second one to be sure it wasn’t just me.
I have this thing about wings.
I buy a package of wings thinking how good they will taste when I cook them up on the weekend the nibble on while watching the game. And then I forget they’re in there. Then I see them later in the week and think how good they’ll be next weekend when I remember they’re in there and cook for game day.
And now at least 2 weeks have gone by and I cannot even possibly think of cooking up that package of wings. By this time, I’m sure they’re not any good. Which is a shame because it’s useless food waste. And it’s a waste of some perfectly good wings that would be delicious for game day.
Since getting the air fryer, I have had more wings than ever before. Back in the day, PAF (pre-air fryer), I would put them in the oven to cook for a while. You see, I dated this kid in high school and he cooked the crap out of wings. They were almost like wing jerky, but they tasted so good! Just concentrated chicken wing flavor.
Now, in the air fryer, I can achieve similar flavor without all the time. And without them being all jerky like and crunchy where they shouldn’t be. With the air fryer, I can get that super crispy and crunchy outside with the juicy and tender inside. I cannot imagine making wings in the oven again. Well, if I have like a huge party and need to make a ton of them.
But let’s be honest. That’s not going to happen.
This is one of two recipes I was playing with the bat wings. I might still make the other one. It just sounds interesting and looks super freaky cool for Halloween. Maybe next year. It doesn’t require chicken wings at all. It does require wonton skin wrappers which I have a similar history with.
The first batch I started to separate the wing sections like I normally would. Then I had the whole V-8 thing and remembered that for these to look like bat wings they had to stay intact. Duh. They’re not going to be believable as bat wings if I separate the segments.
And they look sort of creepy right?
They look burnt but they’re not. The combination of the marinade and the black food dye make them look that way. I love the some of the wing tips got all messed up and they’re bent. Makes them look more like bat wings than I anticipated.
I mean, just look at that wrinkled skin there! And that black color with some of the meat showing through the skin. All that flavor in those wings is from the Asian inspired marinade. There’s soy and sesame, ginger and garlic, rice wine and brown sugar, and some oyster sauce for that little bit of smoky sweet flavor.
These Air Fried Bat Wings are not like their predecessors. They’re not salty at all. They have that soy and sesame flavor with the ginger and garlic and the sweet from the brown sugar. It’s a well-rounded marinade with the sweet, smoky, salty, and tangy all in one marinade.
In all honestly, it’s a vain attempt to get these wings to taste like the delicious wings my Chinese delivery place makes. Because they’re awesome and have so much flavor. Ultimately, I will work on a recipe that replicates those wings. They’re so addictive!
These Air Fried Bat Wings are addictive, too. I ate the whole batch a couple at a time the whole week. The flavors are delicious. And they’re fun to eat! I mean, the kids will love how creepy these look and how delicious they taste. I am totally making these again for our Halloween party. Party of two that is!
- 1 pound chicken wings
- 1/4 cup oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup Dixie brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon gochujang
- Black food dye
- Place the wings in a zip top plastic bag. Put everything but the food dye in the bag.
- Shake until combined and marinate 3 hours.
- Add the black food dye and marinate one more hour.
- Remove the wings from the marinade and place in the basket of an air fryer. Spray them with cooking spray.
- Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Increase the heat to 400 and bake an additional 5 minutes per side.
Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 639Total Fat 44gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 124mgSodium 2136mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 2gSugar 11gProtein 28g
Yeah, I'm not buying that. It's marinated wings. So, yeah.
Take a look at more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Peanut Butter Spider Cookies from BigBearsWife
- Chocolate Almond Owl Eye Cookies from Savory Moments
- Halloween Sugar Cookies from House of Nash Eats
- Mini Mallowmar Candy Corn Cookies from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies from Fresh Coast Eats
- Black Cat Whoopie Pies from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes:
- Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake from The Flour Handprint
- Flying Purple People Eater Cake Balls from The Spiffy Cookie
- Cream Cheese Brownies with Pumpkin from Back To My Southern Roots
- Pan de Muerto (Day of the dead bread) from Lemon Blossoms
- Eye of Newt Halloween Milkshake from It’s Shanaka
Sweet Halloween Treats:
- Halloween Marshmallow Pops from Devour Dinner
- Monster Mouths from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spooky Peanut Butter Balls from Tastes of Homemade
- Spider Web Ice Cream Pie from An Affair from the Heart
- Halloween Fudge from Sweet Beginnings
- The Best Halloween Muddy Buddies Mix from Family Around the Table
- Halloween Treat Popcorn Balls from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Halloween Charcuterie Board from I am a Honey Bee
Savory Halloween Recipes:
- Air Fried Bat Wings from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
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Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #8 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
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1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #10 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
Prize #11 from Michaela from An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer from Take Two Tapas and Michele from West Via Midwest
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #13 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
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ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas, Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!