- 5 pounds chicken wings
- 1/2 gallon peanut or vegetable oil
- Large bottle red pepper sauce
- Gorgonzola Cilantro dressing, recipe follows
Cut chicken wings at the joint, discarding the outermost bony portion of the wing. Rinse the wings, let dry and set aside. Place oil in a large stockpot and place on stovetop over a medium-high heat. Be very careful when deep frying in the kitchen, and pay careful attention to how the oil looks. If the oil is smoking when there is nothing in the pot then the oil has gotten too hot, turn off the heat immediately and cover the pot if you can. Let the oil cool and start over again. Never place anything in heated oil that is dripping wet unless it is a batter.
Place dried chicken wings in heated oil in batches so that the oil temperature stays constant. Cook the wings until they are golden brown and the meat starts to pull away from the bones. Remove the wings from the hot oil with a slotted spoon into a mixing bowl. Add enough red pepper sauce to evenly coat the wings, and place wings in broiler pan. Crisp wings under broiler quickly and serve with Gorgonzola Cilantro dressing.