Chicken wings. As American as apple pie. Ok, I don’t actually know that, but since buffalo wings were invented in Buffalo, NY I’m rolling with this. Dainty is not a word ever used to describe me, so when I am eating wings you better believe I will have sauce dripping down my elbows and all over my face. Ain’t no shame in my chicken wing game. One of the first things I ever made on my pellet grill was chicken wings. They are one of my biggest craved foods, so when I saw Kosmos Q Garlic Parm Wing dust I had to give it a try. Garlic and parm are great with wings, so it was game on.
When the package arrived I could smell the garlic from outside the plastic which was already a good sign as far as I was concerned. Garlic is one of those things I feel you can never have enough of. When I am trying a new recipe that calls for garlic I almost always double the amount.
Sadly, I did not think ahead because when the wing dust arrived I had no wings in the house, but I did have some waffle fries. Waffle fries, garlic parm powder, sure why not! I fired up the pellet grill and cooked up some fries. I want to give a quick thank you to Malcom from How to BBQ Right for introducing me to fries on the pellet grill, they are so crispy cooked that way. Once the fries were done I sprinkled some of the Garlic Parm Wing Dust on them and gave them a try. Oh my, they were delicious! Not too garlicky, not too parm-y (I’m making that a word now), it was a perfect blend of flavors that really elevated the fries. I was a little concerned the dust would be too powdery and dry making it feel like sand in my mouth, but it wasn’t like that at all. In fact, I made fries this way for some guests a few days later and they flipped for them.
Since then I have put it on wings, chicken breast, and even polenta cakes and it has not disappointed. The key is to add it at the end like a finishing dust. It gives such a punch of flavor, and you can taste it the second the food hits your tongue. Plus, you get the smell of garlic as you bring the food to your mouth, so your senses are already heightened and excited.
Kosmos Q Garlic Parm Wing Dust is super versatile, it’s not just for wings and chicken. According to the company they say you can put it on pizza, asparagus, lasagna, bread sticks (oh I bet that would be awesome), pretzels, salads, and all kinds of veggies, plus I can tell you it’s good on fries and polenta too. They also offer several different flavors including Buffalo, Seven Pepper Face Lift (I am going to take a personal pass on that one), Lemon Pepper, Ghost Pepper (another pass, I like to feel my face when I eat), Honey BBQ, Kickin’ Cajun and of course the Garlic Parm reviewed here. On their website the wing dust sells for $9 and then shipping starts at $4.95 for Economy 10-14 days and goes up from there, or you can purchase it from Amazon for $14.95 on Prime. They also offer a store locater on their website where you can find a store near you to buy it in person.
Kosmos Q offers a lot of great BBQ items like the Pineapple Heat Rib glaze I reviewed a while back, along with several rubs, sauces, brines, BBQ injections and more. You can see all they have to offer on their website www.kosmosq.com.
Have you ever tried their wing dust, if so what flavor and what did you think? How do you like to use wing dust?