Classic Buffalo Wings

In this crunchier take on the classic Buffalo wing recipe the wings are marinated in hot sauce prior to being dredged in spiced flour and[ deep-fried. An extra coating of flour gives them a beautiful uniform, golden brown appearance and the wonderful crunch evocative of Southern-style friend chicken. This recipe also calls for you to make your own blue cheese dipper sauce, which is quite simple — and fun to experiment with. Try substituting gorgonzola or any other blue cheese you like (Roquefort, Maytag, stilton) and you will be surprised at the results!]

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
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6 servings


To make the wings: Place the wings in a glass or other non-reactive bowl and add 1 cup of the hot sauce and Worcestershire. Mix thoroughly, being sure all the wings are coated, cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Pour the oil for frying in a large pot to a depth of 2 inches and heat over medium heat to 375 degrees F.

Place the flour in a separate mixing bowl and season with kosher salt and cayenne pepper to taste. In a separate bowl, prepare an egg wash by whisking together the eggs and milk until well blended. Working with all 3 bowls (wings, flour mixture and egg wash): first dredge each wing in the flour mixture, then dip the wing in the egg wash; and finally dredge the wing completely in the flour mixture, coating it evenly. Deep-fry the wings for 12 to 15 minutes or until the batter achieves a crisp, uniform texture. When cooked through, set aside to drain on paper towels or the nonprinted side of a paper grocery bag.

To make the dressing: in a mixing bowl and using a wire whisk, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, parsley, shallots, and garlic, blending until smooth. Gently stir in the crumbled cheese until completely mixed in.

To serve, place the fried wings in a large bowl and drench with the remaining 1 cup hot sauce (or less, to taste). Serve with the blue cheese dipping sauce and celery sticks on the side – and plenty of napkins!

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I keep kosher so I used non-dairy sour cream and left out the blue cheese for the dressing and it still got rave reviews! I didn't use the chicken part of this recipe. I used Alton Brown's Buffalo wing recipe for the chicken as it was a healthier baked recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummy, but making a change to using Serendipity Seasoned Salt, makes it 10 times better!! ;- :-P I know that was a change half way through making 70 wings, I really enjoyed tasting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!! We love extra spicy wings, so spicy that our mouths burn and our nose waters! Well, we used hot sause from Fire on the Mountain, the best hot wing place in Portland, even better than TX. I used this recipe to fry the wings and the wings came out crunchy and better than restaurant wings! We found the perfect wing recipe! I will be trying these at special parties! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is WAY TOO HOT!!!!! I made these for our Super Bowl feast and they were too hot to eat. My husband and I like spicy wings (we order "traditional" spicy buffalo wings when we have this dish out), so we're not exactly babies when it comes to hot food. Luckily we had six wings left over that I'd had to fry separately, so those weren't covered in the second cup of hot sauce by the time I realized my mistake. Those six wings were delicious, although they were basically just fried chicken. We had to throw the other 26 that were ruined by the hot sauce out. What a waste!! In all my years of cooking I've never been so off-put by a recipe to write a bad review, until now. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made them for my husband who loves spicey wings and he said they were perfect and that he wouldn't change a thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed others' advice and did not toss the cooked wings with more hot sauce, as these babies can get too hot to enjoy. We ended up with wings that were not hot at all, but maybe the best fried chicken I've ever made. I had never done the egg wash, double flour dip routine before, but I certainly will from now on. If you do it this way, I think it's important to make sure your flour is well-seasoned. I used a good amount of kosher salt and black pepper, with some garlic powder and a pinch of paprika. Next time I will try the final hot sauce toss for real buffalo wings. Don't count on many leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These wings were crunchy, juicy and flavorful - just the way I like them. The prep gets a little messy when you're doing the flour, egg, flour but totally worth it in the end. The breading comes out very crunchy and will hold its crunch for a while after tossing with the sauce. This recipe is also really easy to alter to your favorite flavor. My little kids can't eat the "hot" wings so I make them Honey BBQ wings by marinating in buttermilk & BBQ sauce and then tossing with Honey BBQ sauce at the end. I usually season the flour with salt & pepper for anything other than hot wings where I add the Cayenne. The kids love their mild version and my hubby and I love the hot ones! Another thing I really love about this recipe is the lack of specialty ingredients. I keep the ingredients on hand for other cooking I do and love that I don't have to run to the store for anything "odd" or that I won't use that often just to make these. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I reduced the amount of hot sauce to 1/2 cup of Tapatio hot sauce. I also realized the longer you soak them in hot sauce the spicier they become. I wished they had a measurement for salt . Aside from that they are awsome. My mother in law wants the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This will be my third year making this recipe and I have alway gotten great reviews from my family and friends. I usually only make it on Super Bowl Sunday. One of my friends is a huge wing fan and he loves them (he even asks to take some home with him). Its very easy to make and clean up is easy too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My son & all his football player buddy ate this up quick item not reviewed by moderator and published

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