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Feb142012

Dan's buffalo wings and blue cheese dressing

Have I mentioned how wonderful my husband is? Coincidentally, today is Valentine's Day, so it is the perfect time to proclaim that. He really is. There are so many things I love about Dan and there are so many things he does to ensure I remain a happy mother, wife and human being. I could insert my list here, but I'm afraid I would get a bit wordy. One of his many endearing qualities is his ability to make me (and our boys) laugh. He will howl like a wolf from the kitchen, sending the rest of us into fits of laughter. Or he will hold tickle sessions with Elijah and Sammy that produce deep belly laughs. One thing that always keeps me giggling is his selective perfectionism. Our bedroom can be a disaster and he won't blink an eye, but if our spice cupboard is disorganized? Watch out! I'm thankful for this quality because I do a lot of giggling about it, but also because I know which things I never have to worry about!

Creating a fantastic buffalo wing sauce is one of the things he has been a bit of a perfectionist about for the past 6 months. And thank goodness because WOW! This sauce is delicious, people. Whenever he makes a batch, we let not a single drop go to waste. 

In a medium saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes over medium-low heat.

Add:

2 jalapenos, finely diced (optional)

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (optional)

2 tablespoons honey

1 3/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce

1/2 cup Cholula Hot Sauce

Mix well and increase the heat to medium. Do not allow the sauce to reach boiling temperature. Turn the heat back down to low and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Rinse and pat dry 40 defrosted chicken wing drummies. In a large bowl, completely coat the drummies with 1 1/2 cups of flour.

In a large skillet, heat 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the flour-coated drummies to the oil, 6 to 8 at a time, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until crispy.

Pour the prepared hot sauce into a large bowl and add the cooked wings in batches, tossing to coat.

Serve buffalo wings warm, with a side of celery and blue cheese dressing. Use store-bought dressing, or throw together this super easy AND SO INSANELY DELICIOUS recipe, also courtesy of my husband.

In a medium bowl, combine:

1 1/2 cups sour cream

2 1/4 cups mayonnaise

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Mix well. Stir in 8 oz. blue cheese crumbles. Chill until ready to serve. I promise you this is far tastier than anything you will buy in the store. I actually get weak in my knees when I eat this stuff.

Another of Dan's selective subjects? Salsa burgers! Coming soon!

Dan's Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

My husband knows how to make a good buffalo wing. And just so you're prepared, you'll want to eat the dressing with a spoon.

Serves: 40 chicken wing drummies and a big bowl o' dressing for dipping

Total time: 45 min

Dan's Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing


Ingredients:

  • WINGS
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeños, finely diced (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 3/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Cholula Hot Sauce
  • 40 chicken wing drummies, defrosted, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • DRESSING
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz. blue cheese crumbles
Instructions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium-low heat. Add jalapenos (if using), red pepper flakes (if using), honey and hot sauces. Mix well and increase heat to medium. Do not let the sauce reach boiling point. Turn the heat back down to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Coat the drummies completely with flour and set aside. In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the flour-coated drummies to the oil, 6 to 8 at a time, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until crispy. Pour the prepared hot sauce into a large bowl and add cooked wings in batches, tossing to coat. Serve warm, with a side of blue cheese dressing.
  3. For the dressing: In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well. Stir in blue cheese crumbles and chill until ready to serve.

 

 

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Reader Comments (6)

Just a quick warning to anyone who makes this recipe, the amounts are more guidelines than anything!
I'm not too good at being detailed and specific when it comes to cooking, just feel it as you go :)

02.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Dan's my hero. Two of my favourite hot sauces! But I like the addition of honey and jalapenos! Brilliant! I'll definitely be giving these a try next time the local sports team plays! :p

02.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

My husband would go nuts for these!!

02.14.2012 | Unregistered Commentersteph

Love Buffalo wings... these look amazing! I'm ashamed to say that I've never tried making them. I def need to do this.

I LOVE buffalo sauce (have been known to lick the stuff out of the bowl!). However, I am very sensitive to spicy foods. I have never had either of the two hot sauces in this recipe... if i were to order this sauce at a restaurant (minus the jalapeƱos and red pepper flakes), what "spice level" would it be? Mild? Medium? Hot?

Thanks so much!

03.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Wow, I'm late to the party, Nicole! I'm so sorry this comment slipped by me! If I were to rate these wings, I'd give it a "medium" label. It's not a mouth-burner, but it has enough heat that you notice the zing!
Megan

09.9.2014 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

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