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
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Wings:
  • 30 chicken wings, small wing joint removed
  • 2 cups hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • Oil, for deep-frying
  • Blue Cheese Dressing:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 pound blue cheese, crumbled
  • Celery sticks, for serving
Directions

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
i made this a few nights ago and i loved it! this recipe comes close to my favorite wings that i buy at albertsons. i'll definately use this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were excellent, but HOT. I used Frank's Red Hot Sauce, traditional buffalo sauce. 1/2 my guests couldn't get enough - sweating and everything! The other 1/2 made me not dip them in the sauce after I fried them - then they really loved them! If you're doing a lot at a time (I did 60) it takes forever just using a pot to fry them in, as you can only do about 6 or so at a time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great item not reviewed by moderator and published
I bought breasts and cut them into strips to make buffalo tenders. They turned out great. The seasoning and sauces were easy and very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great wings. low effort wings item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, affordable, everyone loves them...and the dipping sauce is delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sara truly has delivered a "best in class" recipe for Buffalo Wings. Always in search of perfection, I've tried many others, and I often order this dish in restaurants. This is truly the top of the list, and it's been a hit with company as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hot Wings! item not reviewed by moderator and published
they taste wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only used the frying method. The temptature was a little hot, I suggest trying to keep the tempture between 300 to 350. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a great time making these and everyone from my 11 year old son and 17 year old daughter to all the guys watching the game, loved them. You can make these as spicy as you want them. Will for sure make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i tried cooking these for the first time last night, and they were good- but not as good as i wanted them to be! i'm not sure if i did something wrong, but i followed the instructions exactly... and they just weren't that fantastic. it was good to try once, but will probably not use again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for Superbowl and my guests couldnt get enough of them! They have great flavor and the breading is just right, not too much. I will definately make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Spicy but soooooooo good!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried different buffalo wings receipes, trying to find the one that is a hit and this receipe certainly did just that. A real crowd favorite item not reviewed by moderator and published
Football, friends and these wings are perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
didn't turn out how I expected, they were too crunchy item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I both prefer un-breaded hot wings. But for the breaded variety, these were great. They had just the right amount of hotness. We plan on making them again when we want something other than our normal wings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy to do. And my husband said it was better then our favorite wing place! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had problems with the coating staying on when people were trying to eat the chicken wings. The taste was good though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband said these were the best wings he's ever tasted! I'd definitely make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was easy to prepare, some prep time, but worth the effort. Also messy to cook. Stayed crispy for days. Loved the wings dipped in extra butter hot sauce mix after frying. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I MADE THIS FOR THE SUPER BOWL...AND OH MY! IT TURNED OUT A LOT BETTER THAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. MY HUSBAND AND MY BOYS (AGES 7 & 4) LOVE CHICKEN WINGS, AND I TRY TO FIND NEW WAYS TO PREPARE AND COOK THEM. I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE SPICY FOR MY BOYS BECAUSE OF THE HOT SAUCE BUT I WAS WRONG...THEY LOVED IT. THE HOT SAUCE DIDN'T MAKE IT SPICY OR HOT, IT JUST GAVE THE WINGS THE EXACT AMOUNT OF BURSTING FLAVOR THAT IT NEEDS. I MARINATED IT OVERNIGHT THOUGH AND ONLY COAT IT WITH FLOUR ONCE AND DIDN'T USE THE EGGWASH. AND I MADE SURE THAT THE BOYS'WINGS DIDN'T HAVE ANY HOT SAUCE IN THE OUTSIDE. THEY DIPPED IT IN RANCH DRESSING AND IT WAS GREAT. PLEASE TRY THIS...YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were easy to make and fantastic tasting! Will definitely be on my Super Bowl menu for many years to come. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm from the home of the buffalo wings and these were great crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle. I will be making these for my super bowl party! item not reviewed by moderator and published
IT WAS WONDERFUL item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was one of the best tasting and easy recipe for hot wings we feed 20 football fans and the were wanting more. The blue cheese dip was fanstatic. Only one thing to add might need to soak wings a little longer than 30 min. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a sucker for party like finger foods. And Buffalo Wings are my number 1 favorite. So today when I was watching the Food Network as I always do, I saw on Sara's Secrets that Sara was making Buffalo wings, I pulled up a chair and watched. This recipe for classic buffalo wings is the best, I really give this recipe a 5 I would give it a 100 if 100 was the highest. I'm going to make these classic buffalo wings at the Super Bowl party this year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Restaurants cut hot sauce with butter for buffalo wings, something this recipe does not do. Try mixing 2 parts hot sauce to 1 part melted butter. That will make wings you are more accustomed to, like is made at restaurants and bars. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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