Sunday nights are excellent TV watching nights for me and my husband. Last night we decided to make a night of it with only appetizers. Our appetizers of choice were buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing and homemade soft pretzels with a cheese sauce. OH yeah, and celery sticks… for the green and healthy nature of them…
After the stress of last week with all of my interviews it was a nice little treat to kick back and have some naughty food. I find out tomorrow the results of the interviews. Fingers crossed.
Anyway, Buffalo wings were created in Buffalo, NY hence the name. I love the traditional flavors of wings, the slightly peppery very flavorful sauce tossed on top of the crispy chicken skin fresh out of the fryer. Dipping them into the cool blue cheese dressing takes them to the next level. Mmmm…. Enjoy Everyone!
2 1/2 lbs wings trimmed and separated Buffalo style
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
3-5 tablespoon Franks Red Hot sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
Oil for deep frying
Blue Cheese Dressing:
2 ounces blue cheese crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 clove garlic minced
Prepare dressing first by placing everything in a food processor and processing until smooth. Chill. This dressing goes along wonderfully with sticks of celery.
Slowly melt butter in large non corrosive saucepan. Add Franks Red Hot Sauce (3 tablespoon for mild, 4 tablespoon for medium, more for hot…) Add vinegar and remove from heat.
Heat oil in deep fryer or large heavy frying pan to about 370 ° F. Deep fry wings, a few at a time, until nicely browned and crisp, about 10 – 15 minutes. Remove a paper towel lined plate to drain.
Immediately reheat butter sauce and add wings to saucepan. Toss to coat evenly and transfer to platter. Serve with Blue Cheese dressing.