Instacart gave us an unintentional gift. They delivered drumlets instead of chicken thighs. We modified our double fried Buffalo/Mission Chinese wing mashup to make Double Fried Buffalo-Mission Chinese Drumlets. The drumlets have a better bite than a wing because the meat is more plentiful and juicier.

The only change to the original recipe (which you need to access to make this batch) is that the first fry of the drumlets is for 10 minutes instead of 7 minutes. The second fry is still 8 minutes, but it could go longer if you like darker wings.

The sauce is incredible, and we found that we need to make a double batch of sauce to cover the larger drumlets. You could get away with 1.5X of the sauce batch but not much less.


A mashup of traditional Buffalo Wings with Mission Chinese Wings and Pok-Pok Korean style double fry

My spouse entered us in a Super Bowl chicken wing contest. We built a submission and our friends gave us some awards. But we weren’t satisfied. We took the best elements of the other competitors and made something better.

Our best competitors used a Pok-Pok inspired Korean style double fry technique instead of baking the wings. We adopted the double fry cook, but kept our insanely good sauce.

Here are the recipes:

Adapted Mission Chinese Chongqing Wing Spice Mix

Yield: Makes about 1 cup

Spice Mix Ingredients 2 tbsp whole Sichuan…


A mashup of traditional Buffalo Wings with Mission Chinese Wings

My spouse entered us in a Super Bowl chicken wing contest. While we’ve eaten our fair share of wings, we rarely cook them. But, we used our experience eating wings to put together a tasty recipe that was well received.

These wings are spicy. If you love spicier food, you can improve the flavor by dry rubbing half a cup of the spice mixture on the wings before you cook them.

Our favorite chicken wings are from Mission Chinese in New York City. The Szechuan Peppercorn coated wings (La Zi…


Using data and analysis effectively requires the right mindset or you will set yourself or others up for failure.

I’ve spent the past 20 years of my life learning to help people benefit from the use of data. More importantly, I’ve reflected upon the ethical issues of my actions. This article is the disclaimer that you should read about my writings and viewpoint.

Important concepts:

  1. Accept fallibility. If you work with data, you will make mistakes. If you try to benefit from data, you will make mistakes. Certain real-life outcomes will not result from data analysis. Google’s search algorithm will…

Stephen Purpura

Machine Learning Executive. Former CEO & Founder, Versive.

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