Monday, September 26, 2011

Do-It-Yourself Buffalo Wings

My husband is a wing fanatic – practically a connoisseur – especially during football season. Sometimes, however, a good wing place is hard to find, so I decided to do a little experimenting at home. The result was flavorful and meaty, and for a fraction of the cost you could get at a restaurant. Fortunately, my grocery store stocks pre-cut drummettes and wings, but if yours doesn’t simply buy whole chicken wings and use a large knife to separate the wing from the drummette, and cut off the tip. (Also great for pent up aggression) Use a buffalo sauce that appeals to your taste, either by experimenting with recipes or grabbing your favorite brand off the shelf. These wings are totally your own!  
¾ cup flour 
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
Approx. 20 wings/drumettes
½ cup melted butter
½ cup buffalo sauce (store-bought or homemade)

In a large, resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt, garlic, and cayenne; add wings and shake to fully cover. (Hint: Make sure wings are completely dry before coating with flour mixture) Refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter and buffalo sauce. Dip each wing into the buffalo mixture and place onto the cookie sheet. Bake about 45 minutes until wings are crispy on the outside and cooked through. Serve with extra buffalo sauce for dipping.

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