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    Buffalo Wings

    Source of Recipe

    Food & Wine

    Recipe Introduction

    "There's no substitute for a classic Buffalo wing when it comes to snacking while watching a game or relaxing on a weekend afternoon. These wings are fried, then tossed in a buttery hot sauce and served with blue cheese dipping sauce and celery. The tangy blue cheese dressing is the perfect counterpart to the wings. If you like extra-crispy wings, fry them for an extra minute or two. And if you have an air fryer, cook the wings skin-side up to keep the skin as crispy as possible."

    List of Ingredients

    Blue cheese dressing:
    ◦ ⅓ cup sour cream
    ◦ cup mayonnaise
    ◦ 2 tablespoons whole buttermilk
    ◦ 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
    ◦ 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
    ◦ 1 teaspoon finely chopped chives
    ◦ ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt

    Buffalo wings:
    ◦ Vegetable oil
    ◦ 10 small (1 pound total) chicken drumettes, patted dry
    ◦ 10 small (13 ounces total) chicken wing flats (wingettes), patted dry
    ◦ cup buffalo-style hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot)
    ◦ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

    Additional ingredients:
    ◦ Celery sticks


    Prepare the blue cheese dressing: Stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, and lemon juice in a medium bowl; fold in blue cheese, chives and salt. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

    Prepare the buffalo wings: Place a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet. Pour vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven to a depth of 2 inches; heat oil to 375 F over medium. Fry chicken drumettes and wing flats in two batches until golden brown and until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of chicken registers at least 165 F, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to wire rack.

    While chicken cooks, bring hot sauce and butter to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium, whisking occasionally. Simmer, whisking occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened and coats the back of a spoon, about 1 minute. Cover and set aside. Place Buffalo wings and sauce in a large bowl; toss until wings are evenly coated. Transfer to a platter, and serve with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

    Makes 4 servings

    ❧ Air-Fryer Method:
    Prepare Blue Cheese Dressing as directed in Step 1. Preheat oven to 200 F. Preheat air fryer to 375 F for 10 minutes. Add half of chicken pieces, skin side up, to fry basket; cook until crispy golden brown and a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of chicken registers at least 165 F, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet in a single layer; place in preheated oven, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken. Proceed as directed.




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