Buffalo wings and football seem to go hand in hand. Hot, crispy, spicy chicken draped in that perfect sweet spicy buttery sauce and dipped in that creamy, cooling blue cheese dip while watching the nation’s 2 best teams of the 2013 NFL season seems to go hand in hand.
"But, Chef, I already make a killer wing."
Yeah, I am sure you do, but you are not writing this article.
Here are the key factors into getting your wings to be the talk of the party.
JUMBO Wings. No one wants some wimpy wing that is barely an ounce, and remember half of that ounce is bone. Dredge your wings. There are plenty of people who want to have "naked" wings, but we are trying to keep these wings crispy for as long as possible, a quick dredge will help accomplish this.
Make your own sauce. I am not saying go grow some peppers and milk a cow and then let’s get busy making this. Just grab your favorite hot sauce and add a little honey, cider vinegar, and butter, heat to a boil, thicken with a little cornstarch slurry and BOOM, BEST SAUCE EVER, at least that you have made.
Make your dip. Even if it is just mixing a packet into some sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise mixture, that is fair better than pouring something out of a green bottle. (Yes, I understand that the refrigerated section has some good ones)
The big debate with wings, especially for the Super Bowl, is the best wings are deep fried and a lot of people are a month into their healthy eating resolutions they are just going to abandon in another week. And everyone knows that you guys trying to follow this crave that crispy fried like wings, because that grilled wing just doesn’t suffice. But, I have a recipe that will help you for at least one day should you choose to run that route.