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Buffalo Hot Wings – Baked

With football just finishing up its 5 week of the 2012 season I thought I better get some fabulous football food fun posted for all your game day munchies.  I am starting with a game day tradition of Buffalo Hot wings that are easy to make at home in the oven.   I bit into the first one and was brought to my knees in wing heaven!

Easley doubled or quadrupled, have enough for a small or a large gathering!  Work in batches for wings all game long.

I will give this a 3 ½ to for on the heat level.  Perfect for cold weather, football and beer!

Serves 2-3 people.

Wings and rub:

  • 1 package of 8 wings, remove tips and cut drummies and flats apart (16 in total)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼-½ tsp cayenne pepper depending on how hot you want it

Pre-heat oven to 350° F.  Mix salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne in a bowl and set aside.  Pat dry drummies and flats with a paper towel then rub in the spice mixture, coating as evenly as possible.  Place on a baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes or until cooked through and skin starts to get crispy, don’t crowed the wings though.  For best results place a rack on baking sheet and wings on top of the rack or put some parchment paper on the baking sheet to prevent sticking.  If not, flip wings half way through baking time.

rubbed wings ready for the oven

Wing sauce:

  • 1/3 cup hot sauce (use Frank’s Hot Sauce for most traditional buffalo wing)
  • 1 ½ Tbls. butter

That’s it!  About 5 minutes before wings are done add butter and hot sauce into a small sauce pan over medium low heat until butter is melted stirring often then turn to low until wings are ready.

ready to toss

Put done wings into a large mixing bowl, pour over wing sauce and toss until wings are coated, serve right away.

Traditional way to serve wings are with some celery sticks and blue cheese dipping sauce, I like my wings without the dipping sauce personally and I like to serve them with carrot sticks, something I learned when I worked in Toronto.  You could also serve with a ranch or yogurt based dipping sauce, something I will explore next time!

nam nam nammmm

Cooks Note’s:  Add cayenne pepper to wing sauce for added heat for you die hards, for more smoky flavor add some Ancho chili powder (1 tsp.) or to sweeten it up slightly add a bit of brown sugar might be nice.  Skol Vikings! (4-1 so far)

the devastation

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