Longhorn Tequila Wings

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Ingredients

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cup instant masa harina

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 1/2 tablespoon dark chile powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon ground Mexican oregano

FOR THE BRINE:

1/2 cup reposado tequilla

zest of one lime

1/2 cup kosher salt

1/4 cup sugar

7 1/2 cups cold water

18 whole chicken wings, tips discarded, drumette separated, 36 pieces, French the drummettes

FOR THE DRESSING:

1 tablespoon red onion, minced very very finely

1 1/2 tablespoon fresh garlic, very very finely minced

1 to 3 fresh cayenne peppers, seeded and very very finely minced, one can be a lot of heat so 3 is for the brave

1 tablespoon cilantro, minced

4 1/2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice

1 1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon reposado tequila

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper

kosher salt

peanut oil for frying

FOR GARNISH:

5 fresh white corn tortillas cut into 1/16 inch thin strips

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