Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Wings, A Recipe That Lives Up To Its Name

It's true! Chef Dennis' Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe really does live up to its name, "The Best Buffalo Chicken Wings You'll Ever Have". And they were so fun to make, especially while the kids hovered waiting to get their little fingers on them.



The Dressing
I started with the dressing which should be made a day ahead, at least, to build the flavors.  That means it should have been made on Saturday, but I forgot. So I made it early on Sunday. Fortunately, it tasted great by Sunday night and very fresh. 

Making homemade bleu cheese dressing was a real treat. I never made it from scratch and enjoyed having control over the ingredients. I bought all organic goodies.

Bleu Cheese Dressing
8 oz bleu cheese
1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 ts granulated onions (my jar says onion granules)
1/2 ts salt (I omitted)
1/4 ts pepper

In a food processor, pulse half the bleu cheese, all the sour cream/yogurt, and milk/buttermilk.  Add to the mayonnaise. Add granulated onions, salt and pepper to taste and mix in rest of crumbled bleu cheese. 

And taste.



There was a lot of delicious dressing so I jarred some for my friend to also enjoy that night.


Wings and Sauce

Wings
To prepare and cook the chicken wings: rinse, pat dry, and trim (separate at joints and remove tips). Then dredge in flour that's seasoned with salt (I used just a little) and pepper. Cook them in about one inch of oil until brown on both sides (work with small, manageable batches).  I used organic canola oil and medium-high heat. Drain.

   
    


Half way through cooking the wings, I started the sauce.

Buffalo Wing Sauce
12 oz Frank's Hot Wing Sauce (I couldn't find Frank's so I used "bella's" instead)
1 1/2 sticks butter
4 oz honey

Combine all ingredients, cook on medium-low heat, keep warm and don't boil or ingredients will separate.

When combined, we poured the finger-licking sauce over the wings:


Before adding the wings to the platter, we gave the dressing one last taste. By the way my kids fought over it, you'd think this was the first time we had homemade bleu cheese dressing. Oh, right, it was!


Then serve 'em up!


For more detailed instructions and to print a copy of this recipe, please go to:  http://www.morethanamountfull.com/2011/02/best-buffalo-chicken-wings-youll-ever.html


8 comments:

  1. I have to make these..You made them so good, and they look tasty just like from chef Dennis's blog
    Great photos

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  2. Wow!!! You did a great job with yoour wings!! I am so glad you tried and more importantly that everyone enjoyed them!! Thanks so much for the mention and the links, I truly appreciate it!!
    have a great day
    Dennis

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  3. And what the heck are granulated onions? Wow, that looks good. You do know how to make your family happy. ;)
    (I just opened a pack of Jelly Bellys.)

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  4. Thanks all!

    Granulated onions is a seasoning just like onion powder except granulated. My jar says onion granules. Not sure what the difference in taste is between onion powder and granules, but I thought I'd stick to the recipe (for once!).

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  5. Hi Lin Ann-Thank you for following my blog, and for your kind comment. I am following yours as well.
    I really love your blog...love your photos, and posts, and especially your Buffalo wings from Chef Dennis. Great job on it, turned out, delish!...droolworthy.

    Here's a link from my Buffalo wings, the way I made them, and the bleu chees dressing. Quite similar.

    http://foodandthriftfinds.blogspot.com/2011/01/buffalo-chicken-wings-with-blue-cheese.html

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  6. These look finger-licking good. Buffalo wings are my number one of my favorite guilty-pleasure dishes. I can't wait to stop ordering them from the pizza place and make them myself! Yummy.

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  7. Thanks everyone!

    They were easier than I thought they'd be to make. And yes, so nice to know that I can make them now and not always order out.

    Thanks for the link Elisabeth, I'll head over there soon.

    Definitely finger-licking good!!!

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  8. And thank you Elisabeth for your compliments. I'm always tweaking my blog and learning. I'm glad to hear you like my photos too. I don't spend a lot of time on them, not sure how to yet and would like to get a new camera and find a good photography software. All in time . . .

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