Buffalo wings are pretty amazing, but for me Wings and Things garlic buffalo wings are my favorite. They have a bit of spice, and a nice garlic flavor kicks in, and suddenly you are grabbing for the next wing.
For me, hot wings are one of the most satisfying chicken dishes you can order out. Thank goodness these were created by the Anchor Bar many years ago. I like to use Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, as I think it gives just the right amount of heat. This recipe really makes a very mild buffalo wing sauce. If you like your wings hotter, you can add additional cayenne or even a little bit of freshly chopped habanero.
For this recipe, we are going to quickly dredge chicken wings in seasoned flour. Then we are going to partially fry them before finishing the cooking in the oven.
I always get asked what type of oil should I fry the wings in. I really like to fry my wings in either peanut oil, cottonseed, or even canola oil. I like all three equally as well. You can even fry the wings in vegetable shortening if you like.
I am having you start these in on the stove by frying them and then we are finishing the cooking in the oven. I think this will help ensure that the wings are fully cooked, but yet you get that wonderful flavor that comes from frying the wings.
If you are new to cooking, I find that doing the wings this way, ensures your friends, family, and loved ones will still continue to be in those roles. When I started cooking I sometimes undercooked chicken. Rare beef is wonderful, rare chicken is not.
How to buy and cut the chicken wings
When it comes to buying the wings, I always like to buy whole chicken wings and then cut them myself. It is very easy to cut your own wings. Two quick cuts and you will have your wings separated in no time.
I should also mention it is often cheaper for you to go ahead and cut up your own wings for your buffalo hot wings. Sometimes people separate them into two or three pieces. Hooters cuts them into two pieces; the drummette and then the flapper. Most other places do three cuts; the drummette, the wing tip, and then the middle portion. Very few people enjoy the wing tip of the wings. So I typically cut them into three portions, and you can make stock out of the wing tip.
Other Buffalo Wing Recipes
Wings and Things Garlic Buffalo Wings
- 2 pounds chicken wings
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup Frank Red Hot Sauce
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Blend together flour, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper and ground black pepper. Cut wings and dredge them in the flour. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Fry wings for about 5 to 7 minutes, and then drain on a wire rack.
- Depending upon the side of your pot fry 5 or 6 wings at a time. Be sure to stir the wings once during cooking to make sure that the wings cook evening. Cook the wings until they just begin to brown. Bake wings for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Prepare the sauce by heating together in a small pot, the Franks Red Hot Sauce, butter, white vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Whisk the sauce together when the butter has melted. Pour wings into a large bowl, and drizzle the sauce over.
- Turn the wings over in the sauce until they are fully coated. Serve immediately with celery stalks and plenty of blue cheese dressing.