Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min

Yield:
about 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Wings:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, split at the joint, wingtips removed and discarded
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Blue Cheese Dressing:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, such as Maytag (about 3 ounces)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Celery sticks, for serving
  • Carrot sticks, for serving
  • Special equipment: a deep-fry thermometer
Directions

For the wings: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 1 large or 2 small rimmed baking sheets with foil.

Whisk together the flour, cayenne and salt in a large bowl.

Heat 2 inches of oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F. Working in 3 batches, dredge the wings in the flour mixture and fry until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes per batch. Transfer the wings with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate. (Make sure the oil returns to the proper temperature before frying each batch.)

Combine the butter, hot sauce and lemon juice in a large bowl. Toss the fried wings in the hot sauce mixture; transfer the wings and sauce to the prepared baking sheet(s). Bake, flipping the wings occasionally, until they are crispy and have absorbed most of the sauce, about 35 minutes.

For the blue cheese dressing: Whisk together the mayonnaise, half-and-half, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, Worcestershire and 1/4 cup of the blue cheese in a medium bowl until smooth. Gently stir in the remaining 1/4 cup blue cheese and season with pepper to taste. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 3 days. (Makes about 2 1/2 cups dressing.)

Transfer the wings to a serving platter and serve with the blue cheese dressing and celery and carrot sticks.


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nobody in Buffalo dredges their "WINGS" in flour! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy to make...thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
We just loved this recipe. It also took us only 15 min to bake the wings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We LOVED this recipe. This is the first time we made buffalo wings. It was very easy. The only change we made was to bake the wings for 15 minutes versus 35 minutes. They were absolutely perfect. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I experimented with different recipes. This recipe by far is the best. There is alot of room for doctoring to your taste. Not eveybody likes em' real hot and I found by adding a dehydrated and then reconstituted habanero to the sauce, nobody will complain there not hot enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Maybe its just me but i like my wings deepfried and covered with sauce after they come out of the fryer item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made theese for a Monday night football party. They were everyones favorite.You only have to bake them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes,or they will be dry.VERY TASTY!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These wings were wonderful!! Very easy to make, and they taste GREAT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Don't think much of the chicken receipe, but the blue cheese dressing is DIVINE! I always add some minced shallots to it and throw in some fresh flat leaf (Italian) parsley. This has become my family and friends new favorite .... and no one knows it's not really mine :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lots of work, but not a lot of hot spicy flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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