While wings that are breaded and fried then coated in a sauce are good....nothing beats a real wing made the buffalo way. I say don't even call it a buffalo wing if you haven't cooked it like one! A real buffalo wing has no breading and is coated in Frank's Red Hot and Butter Sauce. Yum yum yum. Grumpy likes to make the wing sauce just to dip his fries in!
FoodBuzz 24,24,24 that I participated in back in October....and then they weren't Buffalo Hot Wings. The best place (besides home) to get wings in our area is at Doug's Tavern in Heuvelton, NY. I'd link you to them, but they don't have a website. If you are ever in Northern NY and near Heuvelton, I suggest you definitely try their wings. Wing night Wednesday can be pretty hectic (we have waited a long, long time to get our wings) but its worth it. When we can't go out and want to have them at home I always make them this way:
Deep fry your wings for the recommended time. I usually deep fry 10-13 minutes and sometimes even longer. Grumpy likes them crispy. While wings are deep frying you can mix your sauce. You will need 1 cup of Franks Red Hot Sauce and 1/3 cup butter. This is our preferred way. You can adjust the amount of hot sauce to butter ratio depending on how hot you like your wings. Melt the butter and stir in the sauce. When the wings are done place them in a deep bowl that has a lid. Pour the hot sauce over the wings, place the cover on the bowl and give it a few good shakes.
Serve the wings with blue cheese dip and celery sticks.
If you want to switch these up a little and it doesn't matter to you if your eating "authentic" buffalo wings, you can do a few different add in's like I have listed below:
When the sauce is incorporated (butter & hot sauce blended) add some of one of the following:
**Note - all the below are guides - please adjust amounts to your own tastes.
- Honey Garlic Wings: Stir in 1/4 honey and 3 large cloves minced garlic (fresh is best)
- BBQ Buffalo: Stir in 1/4 cup BBQ sauce of our choice with hot sauce mixture (my favorite is Sweet Baby Ray's or KC Masterpiece)
- Maple Hot Wings: Stir in 1/4 cup pure NY Grade A (what we use) maple syrup with hot sauce
- Honey Mustard Wings: 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup dijon mustard, 1/4 cup stone ground mustard