Crispy Chicken Wings with General Tso’s Chili Sauce
Scott Drewno heads this Wolfgang Puck restaurant, which takes up three floors of the Newseum, just off the Mall. The downstairs lounge serves Asian snacks including these superb chicken wings with house-made chile sauce. Drewno marinates the wings for at least eight hours in ginger, scallions, crushed red chile flakes and peanut oil. Next, the wings are lightly dredged in cornstarch, sautéed in peanut oil and tossed in the fantastically sweet and sticky sauce made with whole chile pods and chile sambal.