WINNING WINGS: Crestview chef to appear on national talk show

Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 at 09:11 AM.

Reason enough to cook up another batch of wings— “just to be sure,” she said.

“Their food stylists are going to do the actual preparing of the wings,” Williams said. “The recipe has to be exact when someone else is making them. If I was doing it, I could tweak them a little.”

The key ingredient to Williams’ Asian scorpion pepper jelly wings is Uncle Gary’s Gourmet Scorpion Pepper Jelly, bottled commercially by Williams’ friend Gary Langer from his father’s recipe. It gives the wings a spicy kick, Williams said, adding she wondered whether "Today" hosts’ palates would be up to the challenge.

“I hope they realize they’re going to be spicy,” she said. “They’re pretty darn good. You can enjoy the flavor of the wing and then you get the heat in the back of your palate. ”

Williams said her husband, Roy, isn’t fond of spicy food but agreed the wings were outstanding.

Then the heat caught up with him.

“‘Oh baby, these are hot!’” she said he exclaimed. “They’re good anytime, though, even if you’re just having a little function.

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