Buffalo Wings

The Beginning

Okay, Manlypoetryman has to be given the credit for inspiring this particular hub. As well as Blonde Poet who has not seen or heard about Buffalo Wings.

Let’s go back to October 30, 1964 to the kitchen of Teressa Bellissimo in Buffalo, New York, USA. This was the birth of the famous buffalo wing. Apparently, she had to whip up a late night snack for her son and his friends. She had a large amount of leftover chicken wings, as they were not used for serving guests, and decided to feed these to them. She deep fried them and then tossed them in a buttery sauce which was spiced with chilli. She then served them with celery and a dipping sauce of blue cheese dressing to cut the heat. Voila! The creation was an instant hit and the now famous “buffalo wing” was born. When it became an appetizer is questionable, but the credit for making it into an appetizer has been given to the Anchor Bar, which is also located in Buffalo, New York. So famous is the Buffalo Wing that July 29 has been designated as “Chicken Wing Day” by the City of Buffalo.

Enough history....let’s get cooking!

Buffalo Wings

Ingredients:

Wings:

36 chicken wings*

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 tsp. salt

1 c. flour

Sauce:

1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp. garlic powder (or fresh, finely minced)

1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. Tabasco sauce

1/4 tsp. salt

6 tbsp. hot sauce (ie. Louisiana, The Anchor Bar, Nando’s Peri Peri, etc.)

6 tbsp. butter

Garnishing:

celery sticks

blue cheese dressing

 

 Method:

Split the wings into two pieces. Toss them in a bowl with the oil and salt. Put the flour into a large Ziploc bag (or paper bag). Add the wings a few pieces at a time into the bag, zip tight and shake until they are evenly coated with the flour. Remove from the bag and place on a lightly greased foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat for the remainder of the wings. DO NOT CROWD them on the pan. Better to use an extra pan than crowd. Bake the wings for 20 minutes; turn them over; bake another 20 minutes or until cooked and brown.

Chef’s Tip: I use a rack in my pan which provides an air space of approximately ½” between the sheet and the wings. This omits the step of turning them over and baking for an additional 20 minutes. I adjust the overall baking time to 30 minutes as I prefer a crispy wing. I love doing this, as it gets me closer to eating these yummy wings.

In a saucepan, mix all the ingredients for the sauce together. Bring the mixture to a simmer over low heat. Stir occasionally so the sauce does not burn. Turn heat off.

Chef’s Tip: I prepare the sauce while the wings are baking in the oven. Again, it cuts the overall cooking time.

Once the wings are baked, transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Pour the hot sauce over the wings. Toss gently, or stir with a large wooden spoon (I use a spatula) until they are all coated.

Arrange on a plate and serve with celery sticks and the blue cheese dressing in a dipping dish, on the side.

Bon appetite!

* Note: A chicken wing consists of two pieces, the drum and the flat.

* Note: You can deep fry the wings after coating in the flour, but I prefer baking them as it is healthier.

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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Angela Brummer -- These are delicious!! :) Remember: make lots, and lots because they will disappear FAST!! Thanks!!


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Yummy! I have never made these from scratch! Everyone at my house loves them so this will be appreciated!


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada Author

Husky -- You're no longer here with us on HP, but I sure hope that you are enjoying your wings! :)


Husky1970 5 years ago

I actually got a bit hungry reading your hub on one of my favorite snacks. I'll try your tips. Wild Wing Cafe on Hilton Head, SC is one of my favorite winter stops. Their assortment of wings is awesome.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Tom -- I love buffalo meat! It is lean, but very nutritious and has a very pleasant taste. I grind mine into burgers and even make stew with it. Thanks Tom!


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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

B100,

I have also had Buffalo meat it is lean and surprisingly tasty, I did put some BBQ on it...

TH


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Tom -- Lucky you! The cause of this hub was the very reason that you made -- are they made of real buffalo? My Aussie friend didn't realize that they're chicken wings, not wings from buffalo! Perhaps I should create some "real" buffalo wings!


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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

Funny things Living in buffalo we just call them Wings-When i went to traveling I order wings as a "person from Buffalo i got them free sometimes because they would ask my "opinion on how authentic they were and being as I used to cook they would ask what to use in the sauce its always funny to me to see buffalo wings - i always ask "Made with real Buffalo?" great hub baking id good too- just need to crispem up


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

izettl -- Then you better hurry to the grocery store, come back and get cooking! :)


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izettl 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

got my mouth watering already.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Jamesbrownbete - They're great for informal get togethers! Your welcome, and enjoy! Thanks for your great feedback.


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jamesbrownbete 6 years ago from Philippines

Wow! That sounds so perfect for birthday treats! Thanks for teaching us Beth!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Katee -- What are you waiting for? Go and make some now!! :D


Katee 6 years ago

I am now craving Buffalo wings!! It's almost quitting time and time for wings! yum :)


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Larry - Like they say, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach! lol

Sagbee - I believe that you will love these and become one of millions of fans who love these nibbles! I haven't met anyone who's tried these and haven't come back for more! Thank you for coming by!


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sagbee 6 years ago from Delhi

I have never tasted buffalo wings but this one seems delicious and yummy.. Iw ould definately love to try once.. thanks for sharing teh recipe.. :)


King Larry 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing there. I'll be sure to remember to cook some of this stuff. like i keep telling my nerdy friend that the best things in life outside of sheer violence and sex is food. lots of food! lol.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Molly -- Better believe they are!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

MPM -- Thank you -- you're an excellent chef!! mmmmm :) xox


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Daisy Storm -- Better make a few extra batches 'cause they'll disappear real quick! Enjoy (and I hope they do too!) Thanks for stopping by.


Molly 6 years ago

Sounds delish!


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

I saved you a plate o' wings, my friend...afterall!


daisy storm 6 years ago

Wow! Thanks for the recipe! My boys will love it!!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

MPM -- Tis it was you and BP who started me on this tasty hub!! I didn't know you haled from Houston -- lived there myself many years ago for a very short stint. Love the place! Great food and the men are true gentlemen! I'll fly on down to collect my plate of wings (I couldn't turn your cooking down!). Thanks MPM - always love it when you come around with your red hottie tractor! woo hoo! :)


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Now that's what I am talking about! Perhaps...in my quest to find the ultimate "Buffalo Wing" place here in Houston...I did not realize that I could give it a whirl!

Great Hub...very kind to mention my name. Now, you deff got me wanting "Buffalo Wings" for lunch! There'll be a buffalo wing being raised to you in honor of your Hub at lunch...come on down to Texas for a batch o' wings, my friend...I'll leave a plate for you (for a short while...!)

Best of Fortune to 'ya...and Best of "Buffalo Wings", too.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Samboiam -- ha ha ha That's funny because I wrote this hub when I was really craving wings! Let me know how they turn out!


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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

I am hungry for real. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I can't wait to try it out.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

CC -- Oh, you have my mouth watering for your wings!!! Maybe you could bring me some the next time you pass by? :) Always love when you stroll through, Handsome! xoxo


ralwus 6 years ago

I love Buffalo Wings. I make the original, except I broil mine naked and slap on the Redhot and cook it dry, turn them and do it again. Good stuff. xox just passin' through cutie


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Lender3212000 - Don't worry about the diet, the hot sauce will have you sweating like you've been working out for hours! Enjoy and thank you!


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lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

I am seriously craving some wings right about now! I think the diet is about to go out the window tonight....


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Jill of Alltrades -- lol I can relate. When I moved to Texas, I brought Canadian maple syrup with me and left other non-important items behind. ha ha ha I hope that you'll be able to duplicate this recipe from where you are now. If not, I'll have to send you some Buffalo sauce! It's great to see you! :)


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Wow! I still remember my Buffalo wings days when I stayed in Buffalo for a year. I simply loved them. Now I'm craving for them once again because of your recipe. I can almost taste them!

Would you believe that I even brought home a bottle of Buffalo wings sauce with me when I went home to the Philippines? Ha ha ha.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Aware -- Glad the hub was tasty! lol :D You should try the wings...they're even more tasty! Thanks for dropping in! :D


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aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

mmmm wings. tasty hub. i thoroughly enjoyed it.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Michael -- It's always the hit at gatherings, especially with the guys! lol Enjoy and thank you!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

BP -- lol Do you not have Peri Peri there? I thought that maybe you did.... Hope you can find an alternative hot sauce. You can try any Asian store as it is quite common to find chili based sauces. :)


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Steven -- It's always great to know that you have tried and enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for letting us know that it turned out to your liking!


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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

Always great for parties or gatherings. Nice Hub!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

PDH -- Just a warning: These Buffalo Wings are extremely addicting!! Always great to see you my friend! Thanks Maita! :) (maybe these will chase the winter blahs away!)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Oh yummy you already gave me the recipe but it is so cool that you made a hub from it. All I have to do is think what a hot sauce substitute would be here in Australia as we don't have those brands :)


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

Hey Beth, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the great recipe. I tried it last night, and it was delicious.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Beth, this recipe looks easier than I thought, I kike Worcestershire sauce and white vinegar, yum yum yum, Thank you, Maita


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Sheila B. -- I am always looking for a way to improve recipes, especially if it means making them healther. I hope you enjoy these!! Thank you for your positive feedback.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

I, too, was surprised you roast them but that makes them better and easier to fix. I was also surprised you put the sauce on after roasting. This certainly is an easy recipe!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Coolmon -- And just in time for the weekend and Hockey Night in Canada!!! Enjoy and thanks!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Dohn -- Yeah, nothing like a tall brewskie and a plate full of buffalo wings (without the buffalo, of course) and a good game (hockey for me!). Oh, I can relate to those kitchen tales...use to work in one too (this is where the recipe comes from, but ssshhhhh!!!)! So glad that you can enjoy these tantalizing wings again. :) Always wonderful to see you!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Ann -- lol It's lunch time for me too, and now that I'm back here, my cravings for buffalo wings has increased ten fold! Wanna meet for lunch? :)


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

I love Buffalo Wings; thanks for this recipe


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I was chowing down on lunch (perhaps rice?) while reading this and got a huge craving for wings! There's nothing like Buffalo Wings on a Sunday with a beer come NFL Sunday...Love em!

I used to make anywhere from 500-600 of these a day in a lakeside restaurant in Upstate New York (Plattsburgh) during the summer. Sometimes the temperature in the kitchen reached 110. It took me about a year to recover but then went back to inhaling these tasty delights :D

I'm a recipe collector, so this is certainly no exception! Thanks Beth!


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

I am definitely bookmarking this great and easy recipe! And It's lunchtime...I am soooo hungry now...Thanks, Beth!!!!!


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hey Steven! Oh, they are sooo easy to make and the best part of it all: you can control how spicy you like them. For gatherings, I make a whole range from "kill your tastebuds" to "buttery with a slight kick" to please the crowd. Try them, and let me know how you like them. Thanks Steven!


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

wow, i never realized how easy it was to make buffalo wings. to be honest, I always thought it was a lot more complex than that, so I never bothered to make them. However, after reading this hub, I think I might try to make my own now using your advice. Thanks Beth.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hublim -- Wait! I thought they were the wings off of buffalos! lol I just couldn't help that... :) It's great that one of your first tastes to the States was this true American dish! Now, you can make it at home and enjoy it all the time! Thank you for stopping in!

Austin Star -- ha ha ha, yes, I know that song! I haven't tried the garlic/parmesan coating, but it sure sounds fine! I'll have to adjust my recipe and try it your style. Sometimes, it just nice to have it not spicy, but rather savory. Thank you for the suggestion!

Peggy -- I have never really like "deep fried" food...not even French fries! lol Whenever I see "deep fry", I always adjust and bake. It's so much healthier, and I find the food is much more flavorful this way. Enjoy the wings! Thank you Peggy! :)


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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Baked rather than fried - how wonderful! We're really trying to cut down our cholesterol intake so this recipe is great. Thanks.


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Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

"Buffalo wings won't you come out tonight, come out tonight" You know the song!

I have decided that the garlic/parmesan coating is tastier than the hot stuff, but to each his own. There are so many variations of the coating now, everyone can learn to love this dish!


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hublim 6 years ago from Scotland

I love Buffalo wings, one of the first things I tried on my first visit to the states. Glad you were able to clarify they are made with chicken and not buffalo as Jessica Simpson believed.

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