Sunday, May 30, 2010

Love of the Day - Buffalo Wings

I don't eat things like this a lot, but I really looooove the buffalo wings from Hooters. And Clearman's Galley. I tried making it once. Everyone ate them but you can tell they didn't like them so much... Maybe it's because I tried to bake them instead of frying them...

Makes: About 15 wings

You will need:

  • 1.5 to 2 lb chicken wings, tips trimmed and cut at the joint (Note: Sometimes you can find “party wings” at your local store, or the frozen drumettes, you can use them if you prefer)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • About 1/4 cup canola oil
  • wing sauce (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, seasoning salt, pepper and granulated garlic in one gallon plastic bag.
  3. In a bowl whisk together egg and milk. Transfer to another one gallon plastic bag.
  4. Put chicken wings in the egg wash first. Seal the bag and shake to coat.
  5. Transfer the wings to the plastic bag with flour. Seal the bag and shake to coat.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with aluminim foil. Lay wings in single layer. Drizzle with canola oil. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Wings will be golden brown and crispy. While your wings are cooking prepare your sauce.

For the wing sauce:

  • 1 habanero pepper, diced fine (Note: you may want to use plastic gloves while dicing this pepper, and DO NOT touch your eyes before washing your hands)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 5 tablespoons sambal oelek ground fresh chili paste (you can find this in the Asian food section of your local grocery store)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat canola oil. Add habanero pepper, quickly cook, about 1 minute, pepper will be slightly softenend.
  2. Add chili paste, garlic, cajun seasoning, seasoning salt and pepper. Stir to cominbe. Add vinegar and water.
  3. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens slightly, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add butter and cook until butter melts.
  5. After the wings have finished cooking in the oven. Transfer them to a big bowl. Pour wing sauce over them and toss to coat. Serve with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing.


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