Each week I will be sharing my favorite recipes that I cook at home for my husband, friends and family on Patch. I hope you enjoy them and if there is something you would like to see my blog about, a particular recipe or questions about any of my recipes, I would be happy to hear from you.
One of my favorite things about Super Bowl Sunday, or pretty much any Sunday for that matter, is indulging on delicious snacks and appetizers. And what Super Bowl Party would be complete without the ultimate football snack - Buffalo wings.
I have had many different wings over the years from different places and I find the best wings to be crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, coated in just the right amount of sauce, and a bit on the spicy side. I have an amazing wing recipe that I have tested and perfected. The secret to a great Buffalo wing is to:
Make your own Blue Cheese dressing, which is super simple and very impressive. (make it a point to let people know you made it!). People appreciate small touches when it comes to food, I have learned that with many of the more simple things I throw together in my kitchen.
Here is your shopping list:
3 lbs of chicken wingettes
Vegetable or peanut oil for frying
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 tablespoon of paprika
1/2 cup of Frank’s RedHot Sauce (Buffalo or HOT), depending on your preference.
1 tablespoons of honey or Agave Nectar (Agave can be found near the maple syrup)
3 ounces of unsalted butter
For the blue cheese sauce:
½ cup of sour cream
¼ cup of mayo
1 clove of garlic, chopped finely
1 tablespoon of buttermilk
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
½ cup of crumbled blue cheese
½ teaspoon of paprika
Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl, cover, and refridgerate. Very simple!
Now you’re ready to make some wings:
Heat 1 inch of your oil in a large deep skillet over high heat. I strongly suggest using a thermometer or just throw a small piece of chicken skin into the oil. If it starts to bubble and fry, you’re ready to go.
Mix the flour and paprika in a bowl. Dredge the wings in the flour and tap off the excess. Fry the wings in batches, but do not crowd your skillet. Turn as needed until the wings are golden brown and transfer to a rack or baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain the oil.
In a medium sized pot, combine the hot sauce, butter, and honey and cook over medium heat while stirring until the butter melts and the sauce thickens. This takes about 10 minutes to get the sauce to a smooth consistency. Once the sauce is done, add the wings. Cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, tossing the wings in the sauce. Transfer the wings to a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375.
Plate the wings and serve with the blue cheese sauce, celery, and baby carrots. And then bask in the glory of all the compliments you will be receiving from your guests.