Buffalo Chicken Wings

Dec 30th

 

I first had Buffalo Chicken Wings in the city that invented them, Buffalo New York in the 1980’s. I was a flight Attendant for Eastern Air Lines and they would bring these out to the tarmac for us to eat when they didn’t have any jet ways. I can remember some frigid winter days and nights when we would land in Buffalo, sometimes during a snowstorm, boy did we look forward to these wings, they were such a treat for us. I have tried to recreate the recipe, I think I have it down now. There is no flour involved, so if you are on a gluten free diet, these are for you! If you are on a fat free diet, these definitely are not for you! They are just fried in peanut oil or canola oil and then coated with melted butter and hot sauce. I serve them with ranch dressing and celery, but you could use blue cheese dressing too.

 

There were no animals harmed in this photograph, this is a rubber chicken. Ha, ha! Except for the poor chicken that gave up his life for these wings.

These are perfect to serve for the upcoming Bowl Games. Please let me know what you think. Thanks and Happy New Year!

Buffalo Chicken Wings:

4 lbs chicken wings or approximately 16 whole wings cut, or you can just buy individual chicken wings. I ended up with about 32 wings.

48 oz of peanut oil or canola

sea salt

1 stick salted butter melted

3 Tbs hot sauce, any kind will do, I make mine with Cholula.

Heat oil over medium high heat in a large pan.

Wash and cut up chicken wings and dry with a paper towel.

Sprinkle a little sea salt over all the wings

When oil is smoking a little, and you can throw a little droplet of water in, and it starts crackling, your oil is ready.

Cook your wings in batches of 10, for approximately 10 minutes, transfer to a paper towel.

When you’ve cooked all your wings once, you are going to cook them again. Add 10 at a time for approximately 5 minutes for each batch. Just until they look golden brown and crispy, transfer to a paper towel.

Melt butter and hot sauce in a bowl in the microwave for 1 minute or until melted.

Add all your chicken wings to a large bowl, and cover with the melted butter and hot sauce mixture until coated. Serve with celery and Ranch or Blue cheese dressing.

 

 

 

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