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Buffalo Wings

 

Contrary to it’s name, the dish has nothing to do with the animal. Buffalo wings are basically deep fried chicken wings coated with a hot sauce. One can hear a lot of versions to the story behind the invention of this dish. The most popular story is that this dish was invented in Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York and hence the name Buffalo Wings.
During our trip to US, Anchor bar was one of the must-visit places for me. J’s bestie Sachin being a foodie, made things easier 🙂 While returning from Niagara to Cincinnati, we stopped at the Anchor Bar. It was a fabulous experience. Crunchy wings coated with hot sauce (not so hot to our standards).
Yesterday when I told D that I was planning to prepare Buffalo Wings, he was pretty excited. One thing I noticed is that the ‘Hot sauce’ I bought was more on the sour side than HOT. With a bit of tweaking, the sauce turned out to be just fine. I followed the recipe of Kelly from All Recipes

Buffalo Wings

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 piece

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Chicken wings
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic cloves powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli (or more) powder

For the Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup Hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic cloves powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper powder powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Honey (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • Take the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and chilli powder in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Apply this all over the chicken pieces, making sure each piece is well coated.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours(or more).Heat oil in a pan.
  • When the oil is hot, carefully drop a few wings and fry till brown on all sides.
  • Drain onto an absorbent paper.
  • Heat another pan.
  • Tip in the butter, hot sauce, garlic powder, chilli powder, pepper powder and honey into the pan.
  • Heat the mixture till the butter melts.
  • Adjust the seasoning and switch off heat.
  • Take the chicken wings in a bowl.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken wings and toss the bowl so that the wings are evenly coated with the sauce.
  • Serve immediately.
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