I learned about Buffalo Chicken Wings many years ago when you had to go to Buffalo, NY to get them. They were great back then. As the years past they became popular everywhere and today you cant go anywhere that they aren't sold. This recipe is very basic and the way I was taught by a Buffalonian. Is that actually a word.
As many pounds of chicken wings you need to feed everyone.
Frank's Red Hot Sauce (1/4 cup for each dozen wings)
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Blue Cheese Dressing (get a quality brand - it makes a difference).
PREPARING THE WINGS:
I wash all the wings and let dry. Then in a bowl place wings and lightly season to taste with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss and mix well to get all the wings well covered.
NOW TO THE COOKING:
The traditional way is to deep fry the wings in some good old fashion hot oil. Most don't have the time for that so I like to use my T-Fal Actifry which works remarkably well. You can of course always bake them but the trick is to get the skin crispy.
In the Actifry it takes about 25-30 minutes to cook one dozen wings. Adjust accordingly for your cooking method.
Now while the wings are cooking we will make the Buffalo Wing Sauce.
MAKE THE SAUCE:
In a sauce pan over low heat add 1/4 cup of Frank's Red Hot Sauce, one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of lemon juice. This is the amount per one dozen wings. Just double as necessary.
You add one tablespoon of butter at a time to cut the sauce to your desired heat. The less butter the hotter the sauce. The more butter the milder the sauce. I use between 2-3 tablespoons for the above amounts.
Slowly heat the sauce until the butter is completely melted then remove from stove.
LETS FINISH UP AND EAT:
While the wings are hot, place in a bowl with the wing sauce and toss well to get all the wings evenly coated.
Plate the wings and pour remaining sauce over wings.
Serve while hot with a good quality Blue Cheese Dressing. (You can add some sticks of celery to the side to cool your mouth if needed).
Make sure to have plenty to drink and tons of napkins. Enjoy!!!
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