I'm a wing addict as well, this is awesome! So you just spread them out and let them dry in the fridge? Nothing else? What do you use to get the dry rub to stick?
Care to share any of your favorite rub and sauce recipes? I've found a few commercial rubs that I like but I'd love a place to start on my own recipe.
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Yes, the wings just go onto a cooling rack, with no add'l spices/rubs added, and then into the fridge for a 24-hr nap.
If you really wanted to, you could add a rub to the wings before their fridge nap, but the last time I did that, it smelled up the entire fridge, and my wife was none too happy about that.
To get the spice rub to stick, the wings get a very light shot of neutral cooking spray on both sides immediately before cooking, then I sprinkle on the spice rub (again, both sides), and then into the oven, on the middle rack, center.
I use Penzey's spice rubs a lot (BBQ 3000/3001, Chicago Steak seasoning, Galena St., etc.), but even plain ol' salt and pepper is fine.
For a homemade rub, I'd start with someting along these lines and tweak to your taste:
1 TBS each of paprika (preferably smoked) and chili powder
1 tsp each of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and cumin
1/2 tsp each of ground black pepper and ground cayenne pepper
Some rub recipes seem to like adding in brown sugar; for wings, I say skip the brown sugar.
For sauces, I'm partial to Frank's wing sauce (storebought), but the old standby of mixing melted butter w/ plain hot sauce works well, too.