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Monday, August 29, 2011

Recipe Monday - Buffalo Wings Made at Home

There are hot wings and there are hot wings, and these come out smashing if you've got the time to prepare them. I make them for dinner sometimes, but they're best made for the big game, to be honest!


~1 cups canola oil
~20 chicken wings
2 tablespoons butter
Hot Sauce
2 teaspoon white wine vinegar (I had red wine vinegar. It worked just as well)

For homemade Blue Cheese dressing:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (I skipped this, I didn't feel like chopping)
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic (canned)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (dried: 1/8 of a cup)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (again, red, again, fine)
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled (I didn't have blue cheese... so I used grated parmesan. It tasted great, honest)

First thing, heat your oil. Put that sucker on high, and just let it stew while you chop your chicken wings. Chop off the tips of each chicken wing and throw them away. Then cut each wing in half at the joint.

Season the bunch with salt and pepper.

If you are going to make your own Blue Cheese dressing, chop the garlic, onion and parsley while you are waiting for the oil to heat up. (Or don't. With the ingredients I used I didn't have to.)

Fry the wings in the oil until they are golden. Put on T.V. for your kids because they CANNOT be in the kitchen for this one.

It should take about 6 to 8 minutes for each batch to fry. (I found this to be a lie. The first batch takes AT LEAST 15 minutes. After that, they're quicker. Remember, no one likes raw chicken.)

Remove them to a plate covered with a couple of layers of paper towels to drain the oil. Then place them in a large bowl.

In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. (I used a frying pan because I didn't have a saucepan that was clean). Add the hot sauce and vinegar.

 Add the sauce to the wings in the bowl.

For the Blue Cheese dressing:

In a small bowl, add all the ingredients together. Gently stir together until well mixed.

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  1. yum - my hubby loves wings but I haven't tried them at home yet. I'll have to give this a shot.

  2. I bake my wings. Typically I marinate them in a pre-bought wing sauce (I've only found one I like) for at least 2 hours, most of the time I do them in the morning and start cooking around 4pm. I bake them on a cookie sheet for 45 mins. Take them out drain the grease off and wipe down the pan of any excess grease, spray with non-stick spray and throw them in for another 30 to 45 mins based on how crispy you like them. Pull them out and coat them in more wing sauce and serve. No oil frying, still awesome. I make bbq wings too but they they are made a little differently otherwise the bbq sauce just burns.

  3. Oh man this just reminded me of Wings in Storrs! I had forgotten all about that, I blame them entirely for my freshman 15. *sigh*



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