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Monday, January 20, 2014

Buffalo Wings

Why do we call them Buffalo Wings? 
The first visual I always get is a buffalo with little wings!   So exactly, how did this name get started and how has it stuck around for as long as I remember.  
The only information I have found is it's something about the origin in Buffalo New York.   But nevertheless they are here to stay and they are everywhere!  East, West, North or South, we all love our wings, especially during Football season. 
 I have simplified several great recipes to come up this totally terrific plate of wings! By the way, do not buy those prepackaged prepared frozen wings, not good, totally not good!!  
These are easy and you will be so glad you made the REAL thing with real ingredients! 

Buffalo Wings

  • 3 lbs of chicken wings
  • canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 jar of Franks Red Hot (12 oz)
  • Tabasco "Chipotle" pepper sauce
  • Ranch Dressing or Blue Cheese Dressing
  • celery sticks
1. In a large ziplock bag add the salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Shake to blend,
2. Add wings to the ziplock bag and seal, then shake, massage or whatever it takes to make sure all the little wings are totally coated with the seasonings.
3. Heat 2 inches of oil in a large deep skillet to 300-350 degrees, add the seasoned wings and fry for 10 minutes, turning as needed. Remove and drain on a dish lined with paper towels.
4. Meanwhile melt butter in a large saucepan under low heat. Add the entire jar of Franks and about 20 shakes of the Tabasco (more or less as needed for your taste buds).
5. Drop the cooked wings in the sauce and gently stir to make sure all wings are thoroughly coated.
6. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing and celery sticks!
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  1. All of these look great. My husband loves to experiment w/making wings, and Buffalo style is one of his faves. :)

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

  2. Yeah!! Now these are wings like we like em! Hubby is from Buffalo, so it's all about the butter and Franks Red Hot, when we have wings. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. Oh Evelyn these look delicious! We have been having these out a lot lately. David loves them. I can't wait to make yours. Homemade is always better, right! So fun to have your daughter as a contributor.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  4. You know, I've never made Buffalo wings! Crazy right? I'm drooling over all that butter!
    Thank you for sharing this week!

  5. I love wings .... and seriously, my 17 yr old can eat his weight in them :) Ha! Pinning!

  6. It just doesn't get any better!!! Thanks so much for bringing these awesome nibbles to WONDERFULLY CREATIVE WEDNESDAYS!!!! Wings truly rock! Thanks, Nic

  7. Hi there - just popping in from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine's Corner. Love this recipe . . . will have to give it a try tomorrow night when we have our family night at church. Thanks for sharing! Stop by and visit me if you have a minute at Would love to connect with you!

  8. G'day! Love Buffalo Wings! YUM!
    I was looking for the peanut butter! :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Peanut Butter Party!

  9. These are the epitome of Super Bowl food. Can't wait to make them on my own! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  10. Those look delicious Evelyn! I haven't made wings in years, guess it's time to make them again. :)

  11. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  12. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))