2 hrs 45 mins
Cucina Casalingo's Note:
This are such a treat! Classic buffalo-style hot wings are a snap to prepare. Serve the spicy wings with the traditional accompaniments: creamy blue cheese dip and crispy celery stalks. I use Spiracha Hot Chili Sauce found in Asian food markets. Using cornstarch, rather than flour, gives an extra crispy coating. (The cooking time includes the refrigerator resting time.)
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- 4 ounces blue cheese, such as Maytag
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup buttermilk
- salt and pepper
- 2 quarts canola oil (or peanut oil)
- 2 lbs chicken wings, tips trimmed off
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- celery rib, for serving
- 1In a bowl, using the back of a fork, mash the blue cheese into pea-size pieces.
- 2Add the mayonnaise and buttermilk and whisk until well combined.
- 3Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the dip to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. (The dip can be made up to 2 days in advance.).
- 4Cut through the joint on each chicken wing to separate the wing into 2 pieces.
- 5Rinse and pat the chicken pieces dry.
- 6Combine cornstarch cayenne, paprika, salt and pepper in a large zip style plastic bag. Shake to blend.
- 7Dredge the wings in the cornstarch mixture, shaking off the excess.
- 8Place wings on a rack lined baking sheet and place in the refrigerator for 90 minutes. (This step causes the coating to adhere better.).
- 9Pour the oil into a large pot, making sure the oil does not come more than halfway up the sides.
- 10Heat the oil to 375°F on a deep-frying thermometer.
- 11(Or use a deep-fat fryer following the manufactures directions.).
- 12Preheat an oven to 200°F Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
- 13Working in batches, fry the wings until golden brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. (Use less time if wings aren't too meaty.).
- 14Transfer the wings to the paper towel-lined baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.
- 15In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the hot sauce and butter and heat until the butter melts.
- 16(Alternatively, in a small microwavable bowl, whisk together the hot sauce and butter and warm in a microwave at 15-second intervals until hot.).
- 17Transfer the fried chicken wings to a large bowl. Pour the sauce over the wings and stir to coat evenly.
- 18Serve immediately with the blue cheese dip and celery stalks.
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Nutritional Facts for Buffalo-Style Hot Wings With Blue Cheese Dip
Serving Size: 1 (551 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 4763.3
- Calories from Fat 4521
- Total Fat 502.3 g
- Saturated Fat 55.5 g
- Cholesterol 236.6 mg
- Sodium 1435.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
- Sugars 5.1 g
- Protein 50.2 g