Friday, August 03, 2012

How to Make Restaurant Style Buffalo Wings at Home

Similar to home-made iced coffee, buffalo wings made at home are just not as good as the real thing. I strive for that crispy outside, rich buttery/spicy flavor, and perfectly cooked tender meat....  Well I have found the best recipe (it's fool-proof, but takes a few extra steps to prepare) to perfecting the Buffalo Wing at home.


You'll Need:
  • 12 whole chicken wings
  • 3 ounces butter
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (Franks Buffalo Style is my go-to)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • paper towls
  • parchment paper
  • bleu cheese for dipping
  • celery sticks

Place a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1-inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. 

Remove the tips of the wings and discard or save for making stock. Using kitchen shears, or a knife, separate the wings at the joint. Place the wings into the steamer basket, cover, reduce the heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the wings from the basket and carefully pat dry. Lay the wings out on a cooling rack set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Replace the paper towels with parchment paper. Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook another 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through and the skin is golden brown.

While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl along with the garlic. Pour this along with hot sauce and salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir to combine.

Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce. Serve warm.

Have a great weekend watching the Olympics while enjoying these bad boys!


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