February 8, 2012

Classic Hot Wings (with Blue Cheese and Ranch Dips)

Here is the other wing recipe from my Super Bowl spread. I also made two simple dips; actually the second was just a variation of the first dip recipe for these wings. I must confess, these were the best wings that I've ever made at home. They were restaurant-quality...GOOD restaurant-quality. Again, they went quickly so I'm assuming our friends agreed that these wings were pretty darn tasty.

Classic Hot Wings (with Blue Cheese and Ranch Dips)
Adapted From: The Pioneer Woman, via foodnetwork.com
Link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/classic-hot-wings-recipe/index.html

1-2 cups of AP flour
Canola oil, for frying
24 chicken wing parts (12 wings separated into 2 pieces)
One 12-ounce bottle cayenne hot pepper sauce, such as Frank's
1 stick butter
Several dashes Worcestershire sauce
Several dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco

Dry the wings with paper towels and dredge in AP flour. Shake off any excess, so there is a very light dusting of flour on each wing.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat 3 inches of canola oil in a heavy pot to 375 degrees F.

Add half the chicken wing parts to the oil and fry them until they're golden brown and fully cooked, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with the other half of the wing parts.

In a saucepan, heat the cayenne sauce and butter over medium-low heat. Add the Worcestershire and hot sauce. Let it bubble up, and then turn off the heat.

Place the wings in an ovenproof dish and pour the hot sauce over the top. Toss to coat, and then bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

The Result:
I ended up doing about 6 pounds of wings, so I just doubled the sauce recipe. Make sure you fry your wings in small batches and coat with the sauce, bake just before serving for the best results.


Ranch and Blue Cheese Dips
Adapted From: The Pioneer Woman, via thepioneerwoman.com
Link: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/02/my-top-ten-food-picks-for-super-bowl-sunday/

1/2 cup of milk
1 packet of Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream

***1 (4 oz.) container of blue cheese crumbles (optional)***

Mix the milk and ranch packet together in a bowl until well combined. Add mayo and sour cream. Stir to combine and serve for Ranch Dip.

***(Add blue cheese to make blue cheese dip variation.)***

The Result:
I made two separate dips. One with and one without the blue cheese. YUM! The were both delish!!!

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