Homemade Hot Buffalo Wings

March 6, 2021

The buffalo wing is definitely an American staple, and the eating of buffalo wings while watching a sporting event is an American pass time.

Many people out there have their go to spots where they like to get their buffalo wings from, watch a game, and maybe imbibe in an adult beverage or two. Unfortunately, with everything going on in the world today, that spot may have suffered like many other restaurants around the country and shut down. But fear not because right here is an amazing buffalo wing recipe that can ease the pain of missing your favorite wing, and also give you a sense of pride in your wings.

We recommend you to blanch the wings before you begin.

Blanching the Wings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of peeled garlic
  • 2 Tbsp of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of salt
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Enough water and/or chicken stock to submerge chicken wings

Directions

  • In a large pot add the chicken wings and all of the blanching ingredients.
  • Bring liquid to a rolling boil and allow to cook for about 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Drain wings and allow to cool.
Buffalo WingsPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %85
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 30 mins

Tips

  • Do not over crowd the fryer. It will cause the temperature to drop and the wings to cook improperly.
  • Be sure the wings are very dry before dropping in the hot oil to prevent splatter and possibly serious injury.
  • DO NOT just drop the wings into the oil, gently lower them to prevent splatter.
  • The reason it will be good to blanch them first is because the baking soda will change the PH of the water and it will allow the wings to be crispy, yet somehow very juicy at the same time. Science.
  • Be sure to make the sauce over low heat to prevent separation of the sauce.

Ingredients

Directions

Frying Wings:

  1. In a dutch oven fill up halfway with canola or vegetable oil and heat over high heat until it reaches 350°F.
  2. Making sure to dry wings very well and using a spider or metal slotted spoon, gently lower wings into the hot oil.
  3. Allow to fry until golden and crispy about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Put hot wings into a bowl and toss with buffalo sauce until good and coated.

Buffalo Sauce:

  1. In a small pot over low heat, add in hot sauce and let it warm.
  2. When sauce is warm stir in butter.
  3. When butter is almost melted add in the garlic and cayenne (optional).
  4. When butter is fully incorporated and has a good consistency and to the hot chicken wings and toss.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Buffalo Wings
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories904
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 210 mg70%
Sodium 959 mg41.7%
Potassium 468 mg10%
Protein 52.8 g105.6%
Total Fat 75.5 g96.8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What are buffalo wings?

Buffalo wings are a form of chicken wings that were made famous when a loving mother, Teressa Bellissimo of Buffalo New York, decided to fix some left-over wings for her son and his friends. She took the wings and separated the drumettes from the flats and deep fried them. She then tossed them in a hot sauce with melted butter and cayenne pepper. It was so successful that they decided to add it to the menu and thus the buffalo wing was born.

How to make buffalo wings?

Buffalo wings are actually fairly easy to make. All you need are some separated chicken wings, hot sauce, butter, cayenne and some garlic powder. Keep in mind that these wings are typically not breaded, so just dry off the wings and deep fry them. After they are finished, just toss them in the sauce and presto! You now have a beautiful serving of buffalo wings.

How to make buffalo wing sauce?

The trick to making a buffalo wing sauce is to get a bottle of your favorite hot sauce from the store as a base. Try not to get a premade buffalo sauce, because adding the butter and spices yourself, tend to make a more consistent and tasty sauce. Plus, it gives you control to season it how you like it. The thing to be sure of is to make it over low heat so that your sauce does not split.

What is the difference between a chicken wing and a buffalo wing?

Even though buffalo wings are still technically chicken, many say that buffalo wings have to do with the wings being already broken down into drumettes and flats. It also has to with the hot tangy sauce that coats the wings. If it does not have buffalo sauce on it, it's not a buffalo wing.

Why do they call them buffalo wings?

They call them buffalo wings because they were created in Buffalo New York, by Teressa Bellissimo in Anchor Bar.

How bad are Buffalo wings for you?

You will not find buffalo wings on the chart of healthy things to eat. The sodium and fat levels in the sauce alone are enough to make dietitians shutter, much less that the wings are fried in oil. That is why it is probably best to stick to eating buffalo wings during big sports events.

Are buffalo wings from Buffalo New York?

Absolutely! Buffalo wings are said to have originated in Buffalo New York at a place called Anchor Bar. The story goes that in 1964 co-owner of Anchor Bar, Teressa Bellissimo, took some leftover wings and cooked them in hot sauce for her son and his friends. The rest is left to culinary history.

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