Thursday, October 1, 2009
yeah!! gotta love the chicken wings. these guys are what make super bowl parties worth going to. (them and chips. and the game itself.) the spicy sauce which saturates the fried wingers is about as american as buffalos themselves. chicken wings used to be considered garbage and thrown out. then one day, frank and teresa, owners of the anchor bar in buffalo, NY, decided that they would cook them and see if they could get anyone to eat them. they had a novel idea: to soak the wings in hot sauce after being deep fried. it was a stellar success. buffalo wings are now among the most popular foods in the world. (at least in my world they are. i have them at almost every opportunity.) well i finally decided to make some myself. i took pictures throughout the process and posted them on the food blog's web album. and now without further ado, i present my recipe for homemade buffalo wings. 9/10 (they turned out a little crispy. but this i imagine could be remedied by less time in the frying pan.)
1. get the matierials 26 chicken wings uncooked. a pan of hot oil. a beastly looking knife for cutting flesh and bone.
2. if the wings are still attached to each other, cut them apart with the beastly looking knife. at the same time, have the pan of oil turned on high on the stove. when it begins to boil, it is ready to receive the wings.
3. drop them into boiling oil slowly. there is a very large chance that there will be splattering of hot oil all over the place so please have adult supervision. (not that adults are impervious to hot oil any more than kids are, but i needed a PSA in here somewhere to acknowledge the danger involved in making wings.) in my experience, a large pan can hold ~15 wings at a time so you'll probably have to make a couple batches.
4. cover pan with lid so the doesn't get everywhere. (the oil will get everywhere. there will be less if you cover it though. you can just expect to have a lot of cleaning up to do afterwords.)
5. take a look at the lovely wings. after about 12-15 minutes, they should be done. take the wings out and drain them on napkins or paper towels.
6. put in a container of some kind, a tupperware perhaps, and pour in a half a cup of hot sauce. close the lid and shake vigorously for a minute.
7. put the wings on a plate and consume.