- * 4 lb chicken wings
- * 1/8 tsp white salt, or to taste
- * 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
- * 4 cups peanut oil
- * 1/4 cup butter
- * 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
- * 2 tsp hot pepper sauce (Tabasco is a good choice, but use your favorite)
Go Back To Where It All Began With The Original Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe!
Yes, Buffalo Wings, where it all began! Seasoned chicken wings enjoyed some popularity before that fateful day in 1964, at the Anchor Bar on Main Street, but when Teressa Bellissimo whipped up a batch of “something tasty for my [her son's] friends”, she started a trend that has gone unabated for now close to 50 years. If you’ve ever enjoyed a plate or basket of these spicy wings, you’ll know why. (Teressa’s family were observant Catholics, and back then, Catholics didn’t eat meat on any Friday [save fish], with the wings being intended to be enjoyed as a meaty snack for her son’s friends after the stroke of midnight.)
Since then, the whole U.S., and sometimes the World, it seems, was and is on fire for these fiery wings. The below featured Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe is easy and fun to make, and sure to delight the hungriest of crowds.
1. Divide chicken wings into sections. Discard wing tips or save for another recipe, such as broth.
2. Heat oil in a fryer to 375 degrees.
3. Sprinkle and rub wing pieces with salt and pepper.
4. Fry wings in batches until crispy and golden tan or brown.
5. Drain wings, and pat dry with paper towels.
6. Adjust seasonings with salt, and a bit of pepper if need be.
7. Once all batches are done and drained, transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
8. In a small saucepan, melt butter.
9. Add vinegar and hot sauce. Stir until well blended and flavors marry.
10. Pour sauce over wings and stir to coat well.
11. Serve immediately with some cool ranch or blue cheese dressing and crudités on the side to cool the fire if need be.
The above Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe is based very closely on the classic, and while simple is usually best, you do have a lot of flexibility to make them your own. If your family and friends have a lighter palate, you can reign in the spiciness. If they have a have a real yen for hot foods, add it on! Either way, enjoy them in their delicious simplicity, and make them your own. Enjoy!