easy smeazy buffalo wings. good wings arent tiny, soggy, wimpy wings dripping with sauce to cover the poor preperation that you see a la tgif./nasty pizza joints. good wings are so simple and easy to make, you wonder why so many places sell nasty wings.
hot sauce, franks being the best
mezzeta hot yellow pepper juice
salt and pepper
chayenne pepper powder
first off, cut up the wings. a good hard, swift, controled cut will seperate the wings. after some practice, youll see where the joints are thus finding the breaking points. toss the tips away. my chamorro cousins would call me a fucking haolie for doing so but yo, this aint guamian wings, its buffalo wings.
heat up some oil. peanut oil would be the best, since this oil can be taken to a fairly high temp without smoking. the temp should be around 350.
salt and pepper the wings and add in a bit of the chayenne powder. note here, you dont wanna add too much black pepper nor chayenne powder cuz those will burn in the hot oil which is something you dont want.
depending on the size of the pot of oil, toss in the wings. you dont want to overcrowd the pot. overcrowding will cause the the oil temp to drop too much which will lead to over cooked wings/non-crispy wings. the wings should have enough room move around freely. frying time for each batch should be around 5-10 minutes.
between each batch, you can keep the wings warm in 200 degree oven.
yeah, plain fried wings are good too, couldnt resist to eat a few.
during this time cooking the wings, make the sauce. start with a few pats of butter in a hot pan. add in about a 3/4 of franks hot sauce and a few table spoons of mezzetta yellow peppers juice. this juice is a bit vinegary and also add another layer of heat. reduce this sauce just a bit, being careful not to burn it.
*i only had crystal hot sauce in the frig today. NOT good. you want FRANKS*
now your ready to finish the dish. grab some well drained wings ( you dont want the oil watering down the sauce) and roll it around the sauce.
there, enjoy with some beer.
good wings shouldnt be difficult to eat due to too much vinegar via tabasco sauce. good wings should be crispy, brightly orange and fairly "dry" not soaking in sauce. enjoy.
edit: ive changed the recipe around a bit.i only salt the wings before frying. i add the chayenne pepper to the sauce. no more black pepper. i didnt like the burnt pepper taste when frying.