Is there any better food than buffalo wings and beer when watching sports? Typically, I make spicy buffalo wings for my annual Super Bowl party. This year, logistical issues (the grocery store closes at noon on Sundays in the Dominican Republic and I didn't have any of the supplies) prevented me from making my wings for the big football game. Luckily, the Olympics and a Gold Medal hockey game gave me another chance to eat wings, drink beer and watch an exciting game.
I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to wings. I like them spicy--lips slightly burning, tongue a little on fire spicy. Blue cheese dressing is a must. And you can't eat these mouth-on-fire wings without cold beer to calm the taste buds.
Spicy, Mouth-on-fire, Buffalo WingsIngredients:
12 Chicken wings (broken into pieces this makes 24 'wings' total)
~1 cup flour
12 oz bottle of hot sauce (I used Louisiana's Pure Hot Sauce)
1 stick of butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Cut the wings in half and snip off the tips
- Mix together flour, salt and pepper in a small bowl
- Cover the wings with the flour mixture and lay out in a baking dish
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until done. The cooked wings should have a slightly crispy exterior
- In a saucepan, heat hot sauce over medium heat and melt in butter
- Add dashes of tabasco sauce and cayenne pepper to taste
- After wings are cooked, pour hot sauce on top of wings
They aren't wings without a little blue cheese dressing to dip them in. You can use store bought blue cheese dressing, but why do that when you can make your own? It's so easy...
Blue cheese dressingIngredients
1 cup blue cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons vinegar
- mix all ingredients together and add pepper to taste
- (i told you it was easy....)
Grab some napkins, make sure your beer is readily available, and dig into the wings. Make sure to get wing sauce all over your face. (It's NOT ok to eat wings with silverware.) Don't worry about cleaning up until you're done eating. Cheer for your team. And if you're really lucky, finish off the meal with some chips and homemade guacamole.