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Sriracha is the hot sauce used in this recipe; served with a side of sour cream spiked with rice vinegar to soothe the fire. Recipe posted at Food & Wine.
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1⁄4 cup plus 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 3 scallions, white and tender green parts only, thinly sliced
- kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup sriracha chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon sambal oelek or 1 tablespoon other Asian chili sauce
- 1⁄2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 3 lbs chicken wings, tips discarded, wings cut in half at the joint
- In a bowl, mix the sour cream with 2 tablespoons of the rice vinegar and the scallions. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate.
- In a saucepan, combine the Sriracha, sambal oelek and the remaining 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter until melted; keep warm.
- In a large pot, heat 2 inches of oil to 375°. Pat the wings dry and fry in batches until crisp and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl. Pour the hot chile sauce over the wings and toss to coat. Serve with the dipping sauce.