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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Buffalo Hot Wings

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Recipe for Buffalo Hot Wings

Our dear friend Jason bought us a deep fryer for Christmas. Josh was on Cloud 9! He still is! I appreciate the gift, but a deep fryer? Jason knows I would NEVER allow Josh to buy one on his own, hence the gift. I am a health educator and try to eat healthy most of the time...minus my addiction to sweets:) I do believe in moderation in all things, including fried foods, but to own a huge deep fryer? That is a little much for me. But again, I do appreciate the gift and I am glad Josh loves it! Thanks Jason:)

All Josh has been talking about is frying EVERYTHING...including our breakfast cereal. Don't worry I didn't let it go that far:) But Josh did mak
e Buffalo Hot Wings for the Utah game. He was beyond excited. He researched recipes, bought all of the ingredients, and did all of the work. Well, his friend John helped, but I stayed out of it!

He decided to use cut up chicken breasts for the "wings." He didn't want any bones to get in the way. He wanted the wings to be nice and meaty! After rolling them in a flour mixture, he carefully dropped them into the sizzling oil! Luckil
y, he did this outside so the house didn't stink!

After they were golden and crispy, he added the hot sauce he created.
I didn't taste it but I could smell the fire!! He rolled the wings in the sauce and baked them so they were nice and crisp!

Josh was in heaven! He made sure everyone at the party sampled his wings. He said they were the best wings ever. He is still talking about them:) I am glad he enjoyed them! He did a great job!

Boneless Buffalo Hot Wings

3 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast cut into small cubes

4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups of buttermilk

Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dip cut up chicken into flour mixture then dip into buttermilk then back into the mixture. Fry for about 5-6 minutes at 360 degrees or until golden brown on all sides. I used vegetable oil since I am allergic to Peanut Oil.

1 large bottle of Franks Red Hot
2 tablespoons of butter
Add cayenne pepper to taste depending on how spicy you like.

In a small sauce pan put Franks Red Hot in pan melt the butter and then add desired amount of cayenne pepper. Then bring to boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.

After all chicken is fried cover all sides of chicken with sauce. This can be done a few ways. I tried to put in bowl then pour sauce over and mix. I did not like this way because it was to aggressive and damaged the chicken a little. I then laid all of the chicken on a cookie sheet and poured the sauce over the fried chicken. Make sure all of the chicken is well covered. Put the chicken that is on the cookie sheet into the oven, pre-heated to 350 degrees. Bake the Boneless Hot Wings for 20-30 min. or until crispy!

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Blogger Bunny said...

They do look good! I have a large fryer to but don't really like using it. Oh well it made him happy to use it right?!

6:58 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Maria that really looks good. I'm so impressed that he wanted to make them from scratch. I would probably cheat and just get takeout or use the frozen kind and pop in the oven!!! I can be a lazy cook sometimes. But I bet yours tasted way better.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Meg said... husband would love these!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

hahah what a fun gift (for special occasions ;). Those are making me sweat just looking at them ;)

7:28 AM  
Blogger Stacey Snacks said...

I am looking thru your last few posts and you are a twig! How do you stay so thin?
I have gained a few from blogging and cooking/baking all the time.
You are giving me insentive.......maybe you are not really eating the wings/bread/gauc/pizza?
Well, you look terrific!
Happy New Year!

7:33 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

Your so cute.. a deep fat fryer would scare the heebe geebees out of me too! Im glad your hubby is enjoying his new foodie toy. Thanks for checking out my tart..I hope you have a Happy New Year!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Peter M said...

You have to admit...Buffalo (fried) chicken wings do taste delicious!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

They do taste Delicious! These were great!
Don't worry there is nothing wrong with frying it is a fact.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Franks red hot is my husbands favorite hot sauce - he would be THRILLED if I made him these.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Wings and a football game - perfect! These would be great for the big game on Thursday! And I see snow and t-shirts - you guys are animals!!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

You'll get spoiled having a fryer and never want to go out for wings again!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Maria, your post made me giggle. No, I can't say I ever would have guessed that a Fry Daddy would ever come to live at your house, given the healthy recipes you usually post! But like you said --everything in moderation! Glad that Josh likes his gift! These wings look great!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks for the comments! I am just glad Josh enjoyed the wings and hopefully we won't be getting the fryer out for awhile:)

Stacey-I do eat what we make..well I didn't try the hot wings because I don't eat meat, but everything else I enjoy! I just exercise and eat healthy on most days!!

Culinarywannabe- It is freezing in Utah. I bundle up but they guys are brave I guess:)

10:57 AM  
Blogger sj said...

oh wow do those look wonderful :) Nice job!

12:01 PM  
Blogger Veron said...

Oh Maria, deep-frying is not necessary unhealty when done right :). In my household, the hubby is the one that refuse to buy a deep-fryer or I would bought one long ago. so now I use a thermometer. I am simply drooling over those wings....

12:55 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

These look amazing Maria! It is btreakfast tiome here, but I could sure go a round of these for breakfast. Much more appealing than my bowl of WeetBix.

12:55 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

I think its funny that you made him go outside. I guess he really didnt care as long as he got to use his fryer. :)

1:03 PM  
Blogger NKP said...

I have the same fryer! I love buffalo chicken wings - and Franks. I put Franks on my pizza too. Mmmm....
What a great gift!

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, these look DELISH! I remember literally eating these while in college with blue dressing of some type... but yours... OH my... did you say you had room for one more dinner?

3:30 PM  
Blogger Calamity Cookie said...

They look extremely tasty. I don't have a deep fryer but I'd welcome one with open arms.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

man... i wish i had a deep fryer!

6:17 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

These look amazing! I'm a little bit scared of deep frying, both for caloric reasons and the idea of a large pot of boiling oil.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

That's a really cool one! Like the ones they use on Food Network. The wings look delicious! He did a great job with them.

6:54 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

Those wings look perfectly fried and tasty!

7:03 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

These look perfect! I'd love to put some of these away while watching football.

Speaking of frying & cereal, Capt'n Crunch is a great coating for chicken ;)

7:39 PM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

While I refuse to own a deep fryer, I would easily cave and buy one for recipes like these. I love buffalo wings, they are such a great indulgence.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

wow... this is great!!! any idea what i should substitute for the buttermilk? thanks :)

8:02 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

My husband doesn't like bone-in chicken, but loves spicy and loves KFC's boneless wings, what a great recipe. We have a fryer, too. Don't use it often, but I'll have to surprise him soemtime with these!
Love the guac!
The frozen oatmeal cookies sound awesome, too!

8:15 PM  
Blogger grace said...

that's one heck of a gift, and i'm glad to see that you're already putting it to good use! for me, a wing ain't worth eating unless it puts a ring of irritated skin around my mouth... :)

2:22 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds delicious! Unfortunately, I love fried stuff. That's why I try not to cook it too often!

You could fry rice krispie treats. Oh my God...I'm drooling.

3:37 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

I would never buy a deep fryer, but if someone gave me one I'm pretty sure I'd find use for it :)

Happy new year!

4:03 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I love how you made him fry outside. I make my husband fry outside too. Don't like getting the house all smelly. They do look delish!

5:07 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Holy Cow! Though I know how deadly they are, I LOVE Buffalo Wings. Knowing how bad they are, I only have them about 2 or 3 times a year. They look stupendously good the way your DH made them. I must say that it was very nice of him to do all that frying outside. :o)

5:23 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

I must confess if I had a fryer I'd never let it go too <3 (despite my health-related profession as well ;) Then again, it must be a guy thing!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

I researched these for awhile and never really came up with great recipe. The most important thing is to use Franks Hot Suace. I saw one recipe that did not use any sort of liquid but they did not have pictures so I discredited it imediatley. What you could use instead of buttermilk is milk with either lemon or vinegar. I suppose you could also use egg.

For everyone else Thanks for the compliments. They were great!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Finla said...

I want to have a whole bunch of these. They look so yummy delciious.

8:13 AM  
Blogger CECIL said...

Maria! These looks delish. My husband has to have hot least twice a month during football or basketball games. I wish I have deep fryer!! :)

4:48 AM  
Blogger Mila said...

This looks great!!! I love your pictures!

7:47 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh wow, this is right up my alley. But I do love the bones in my wings for some reason!!!! Maybe because when there are no bones I eat them so much quicker, and more of 'em!!!!!

5:31 AM  
Blogger emily said...

It's such a small world. Elisabeth told me she was your neighbor right before you told me.

Also, I'm a public health major. Where do you work? I've been trying to figure out what I'm going to do after I graduate in April.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I have to admit that I have a deep fryer. We don't use it very often, but it sure is good when we do use it!!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Maria,

These look so delicious. I may have to try this real soon, we love buffalo wings! I also linked this recipe over at CityMommy. Hope it's okay.

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ur wings sound so good ima see if my mom could make those for the laker game nice wings to im getting hugry just by looking at them
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Wings

10:23 AM  
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