Buffalo wing may just about be the pinnacle of snack foods. There
is nothing better with a good beer than a few dozen hot wings.
Whether it's the big game, poker night, or you're just hungry,
buffalo wings are the perfect choice.
The exact history of the Buffalo wing is uncertain. The most popular
story originates at the Anchor
Bar in Buffalo, New York. The legend is that the bar received
a shipment of chicken wings by mistake, and Teressa Bellisimo
(the cook) developed them one night as a way to serve the chicken
wings. The Anchor Bar is still there, and many claim they still
serve the best wings anywhere.
There are dozens of recipes, sauces, and spice mixes for Buffalo
wings out there. You won't need them. First, the only proper way
to prepare wings is to deep-fry them. If you're some new-age health
nut can't stand the thought of eating deep-fried food, then you're
probably reading the wrong website. Baking, marinating and grilling
may all make some good chicken, but it won't make Buffalo wings.
basic method is this: deep fry chicken wings for 10 minutes at
350 degrees, or until cooked through. Unlike beef, eating rare
chicken is not a good idea. Drain off the grease, toss the wings
in your favorite sauce, and serve with bleu cheese dressing and
"official" recipe is here.
only other recipe we use at Manlyweb is one that creates a crispy
coating on the wings. This accomplished by rolling the wings in
a batter before frying. It's similar to the wings you get at Hooters.
To do this, combine one cup of milk with an egg in a shallow bowl.
In another bowl, mix one cup of flour with some salt, black pepper,
red pepper, and paprika. Coat the wings in the egg-milk mixture
and roll in the flour. Deep fry as noted above.
sauce, you can order the "Original
Wing Sauce" from the Anchor Bar, you can buy something
in your local supermarket, or just make your own. To make your
own, combine a bottle of Louisiana hot sauce with melted butter.
The ratio of hot sauce to butter determines how hot your wings
will be. A good start is two tablespoons of butter to one-quarter
cup of hot sauce.
Where do you go when you're out looking for good wings?
- This site features a online rating system for wing joints around
Bar - Located in Buffalo, New York, the Anchor Bar claims
to be the original home of Buffalo wings. All kinds of celebrities
have been known to stop by for a few.
Wild Wings - This national chain boasts twelve kinds of sauce,
from sweet BBQ to Blazin. Be warned, the hot ones are really hot
(and their site is kind of annoyingly loud).
- While some people claim that the food isn't the main attraction
of Hooters, we still think their wings are decent.