Saturday, December 15, 2007

Buffalo Hot Wings

If you've ever eaten at Hooters Restaurant you'll understand what I'm talking about here. As a woman, I really only go to Hooters for their wings, if I were a man, I'd probably be going for more reasons than that. The wings are just fantastic, they are unbeatable. I love going there, ordering a pitcher of beer and a huge plateful of hot buffalo wings with blue cheese dipping sauce. Unfortunately, we don't have a Hooters around here so you can imagine my delight when I came across a copycat recipe and had them turn out exactly the same. Obviously these wings are an occasional treat, I certainly don't recommend eating them on a regular basis but trust me, you will want to.

RECIPE (from robbies recipes):

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
20 chicken wing segments
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup hot sauce (see Notes, below)

In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and peppers. Coat chicken entirely in the flour mixture; refrigerate coated wings for 1 hour; coat chicken again with remaining flour mixture. In a 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and hot sauce just until butter melts; turn heat to low and keep warm on stove top. Deep-fry chicken, 8 - 10 pieces at a time, in 375 degree oil (vegetable oil, canola oil, or peanut oil) for 13 minutes, turning once or twice. Drain chicken on a wire cooling rack for 30 seconds, then immediately toss fried chicken in buffalo sauce mixture and remove with a slotted spoon. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Adjusting the spiciness of the sauce: As is, the recipe produces a medium sauce. To change the amount of spiciness, simply adjust the butter to hot sauce ratio:
Mild: Use 3/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup hot sauce.
Hot: Use 1/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup hot sauce.

Blue Cheese Dip:
1/2 cup blue cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream

Mix all ingredients together and serve.


SteamyKitchen said...

I love Hooters wings! In fact, that is the sole reason why I eat there.

~Madeline~ said...

Wow, I'm so flattered you stopped by! I'm a big fan of yours and read your blog all the time. Your recipes are fantastic! I'd love to know if you try these wings out, they truly are sinfully delicious.

Jeena said...

Hi there you have such a lovely blog. Great recipe it really does look so delicious. I have a blog also here is my link Food Recipes

Let me know if you would like to exchange links. Thanks Jeena x

Matt SF said...

Mmm... hot wings! [best Homer Simpson impression]

Will definitely give this a try!

Madeline said...

I can hear the voice perfectly Matt ;) And it is sooo appropriate for these wings. Let me know how you like them!

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