Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo wings are a classic American appetizer. They are loved by many people, and the method of cooking is greatly debated. In my home, the one thing we can agree on is that hot wings should always be fried naked. Never breaded, steamed, baked, or roasted. Really, hot wings are already not the healthiest thing you can eat, so you might as well deep fry the little things crispy and enjoy them. Sauce, however, is highly debatable in my house. My little one, of course, can’t have anything to spicy, so I will always make him an Asian sweet sauce of some kind, or a barbeque sauce on his wings. I like my wings not to spicy and always with garlic. And my husband likes his as hot as possible, so we always have three bowls of wings on the table. It is fun to excrement with new sauces, there are so many prepared ones to try and countless recipes to make. You can also make any Asian sauce that you would make for a stir fry and add to your wings like, sweet and sour or sesame. The possibilities are endless. My only advice in conclusion on the subject of buffalo wings is to always, always fry naked, the wings, of course, and have fun experimenting with different sauces.
Yield: Serves 4
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Chicken wings, separated at the joint into the wing and drummette
Oil for frying
Add oil to your deep fryer or enough oil to deep fry in your skillet or pan. Preheat oil to 350 degrees. Salt and pepper wings and fry naked until crispy.
Remove from oil and drain on paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Toss with sauce of your choice.
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There are so many possibilities when it comes to saucing the wings, I do not think any 2 people can agree. When you go in any wing joint, including my own hole-in-the-wall neighborhood bar, they have several choices, not to mention the chain wing places, there are tons of different varieties to try. In my family, we all have our favorites, yet want to try something new every-time. The only recipe we agree on is the classic Frank’s wing sauce recipe. It’s great, and you never have to go far to get the recipe, its right there on the bottle!
- Barbecue – Your favorite barbecue sauce
- Sweet hot wings – 3/4 honey barbecue sauce and 1/4 hot sauce
- Asian Style – Asian barbecue sauce or Vietnamese hot sauce or sweet and sour
- Classic – Franks red hot and butter (recipe is on the bottle), or any prepared wing sauce