Thursday, August 5, 2010

Classic Buffalo Style Hot Chicken Wings

I realized while viewing the photos that I took for this post that my photo completely missed the natural feel of eating traditional buffalo wings.  This is a dish that should be served up with a casual flair, not on a white platter.  I blew it on this one but, I am hoping that you will overlook my faux pas, and concentrate on the delicious, multiple napkin experience that these wings will deliver to you.

A nice twist on this Alton Brown recipe is that wings are steamed initially before they are oven roasted. This allows some of the fat in the chicken skin to boil out providing a less calorie dense version of buffalo wings, without sacrificing any of the flavor. This is a good thing when you can easily eat a dozen at a time.



Buffalo Wings
Serves 4  (Appetizer servings)
Recipe from Alton Brown


Ingredients:
12 whole chicken wings (note: this recipe was easily doubled)
3 ounces unsalted butter
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:
Place a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1-inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil.

Remove the tips of the wings and discard or save for making stock.  Using kitchen shears, or a knife, separate the wings at the joint.  Place the wings and discard or save for making stock.  Place the wings into the steamer basket, cover, reduce heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes.  Remove the wings from the basket and carefully pat dry.  Lay the wings out on a cooling rack set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Replace the paper towels with parchment paper.  Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes.  Turn the wings over and cook another 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through and skin is golden brown.

While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl along with garlic.  Pour this along with hot sauce and salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir to combine.

Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce.  Serve warm.

Enjoy!
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49 comments:

Big Dude said...

I love wings and these look delicious - white dish or not.

jelena said...

can I have one...we don't have hot sauce here so ketchup is the next best thing but that not even close...

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful colour...looks very delicious. Chicken wings....any time for me :D

Recipe for Delicious said...

Velva, I'd eat those off the ground if that's how you were serving them.

Lori said...

Oh, I'll need to hide this post from my husband. He'll be wanting me to make them this weekend. They look so good!

Claudia said...

I can have more than a dozen! This is a guilty pleasure I will have again and again. Love the tip about steaming them. I think Buffalo wings deserve their day in the sun to be served elegantly! Not a faux pas at all!

Susan Fields said...

I think the white dish shows them off quite nicely. They do look delicious!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Cutting any fat at all in the diet is a good thing. Like the recipe.

Lea Ann said...

They could be on the floor and I'd get that natural feel. I love Buffalo Chicken wings. Bought a new sauce from a local vendor that I'm anxious to try. I like this interesting idea of steaming first. Will definitely give that a try.

Sage said...

This is a must save recipe.Everyone her is crazy for Buffalo chicken wings.
Rita

Eliana said...

Platter, what platter? All I see here is some good lookin wings!

Susi said...

Those are some delicious looking wings! I love Alton Brown recipes, they usually don't disappoint!

Dishesdone said...

I think they would look good served on any type of platter! They look fantastic and perfectly saucy, like a good buffalo wing should be!

Mimi said...

I'll eat them off of any platter, even in my little black dress and pearls. I will probably need a wet wipe.
Mimi

steph said...

YUMMY!!! I love that these aren't fried - makes them "healthy". Right?!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

You most certainly did not blow it. I still haven't tried making 'wings' and this pic is making me kick myself. Then again, football's right around the corner...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My eyes were drawn right to those wings on the white background ;) They look delicious!

A Year on the Grill said...

the dish doesn't stay white long... maybe a plate of bones and sauce would sum it all up better

looks great!

From the Kitchen said...

I was basking in the deliciousness of the wings and not looking at the platter! Buffalo wings became a favorite of my prim and proper little southern mother. Thanks for the memories.

Best,
Bonnie

Faith said...

Classic Buffalo wings are my hubby's favorite. He would die for a plate full of them that looked this delicious!

wwfoodie said...

These look great! I have also had success with grilling them after the steaming. But, I always brine them for about 20 minutes or so first. I'll have to try your/Alton's version!

teresa said...

oh i would still happily dive face first into those wings, and as my daughter just informed me this morning "fancy is always better" lol! these look wonderful!

Julie said...

These look delicious!! Interesting preparation for the wings! Wings are a favorite around our house.

3 hungry tummies said...

This is just perfect with my Friday night get together with my friends. Beautiful photo Velva!

scrambledhenfruit said...

What a great idea to steam the wings first! Any attempt to reduce fat without sacrificing flavor is appreciated here. And the plate? Why not? It's perfectly ok as long as you're sticking your pinky fingers out while you eat them.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

They look incredible--no matter what plate they are on!

My Little Space said...

I can almost smell it from here! Gosh, just so tempting. Hope you're having a wonderful day.
Cheers, kristy

Kim said...

I've tried this version before and we loved it! I think I actually like Alton's steamed version as opposed to deep frying them. They look great!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They look delicious! Is there a hot sauce brand that you recommend over another? :)

Salsa Verde said...

They looks so delicious and fabulous!!
Love,
Lia.

Angie's Recipes said...

They look fingerlickingly GOOD! The sauce sounds really wonderful.

lisa is cooking said...

The sauce looks delicious! I've never made hot wings at home, but now I want to!

Mary said...

These look incredibly good. Wings are one of our great treasures. My family adores them and would love the way you prepare yours. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Claudia said...

Hi Velva. I left a token of appreciation of you on my blog.If you have time one of these days, feel free to pick it up.

Sandi said...

Yum that looks delicious!! I love hot wings

LaDivaCucina said...

A low fat wing recipe? Who knew? La Diva wants to know what cocktail you had with this? Or didja have a beer? I always drool when I come to your site, no matter even if i just ate! Have a good weekend, darling!

Raina said...

I think they look delicious! Interesting that they are steamed. I am looking forward to trying them. My family members are huge fans of buffalo wings:)

Chris said...

I so love chicken wings! I'll eat them on a platter, a plate or a paper towel, I don't care:)

Julie said...

I'd eat these...no matter what they're served on!!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I would eat these off of any platter! I haven't had wings in a while and really could go for some.

The Dutch Baker's Daughter said...

They are gorgeous!! I need to make these again...it's been too long.

tasteofbeirut said...

During the year that my son was a vegetarian, this dish was the one thing that would make him stray! I love the clean and spicy flavors!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

They look gorgeous!!!! I'll have to try them and forgiven for the travesty of serving this on white china!:-0

Marguerite said...

These wings are making my mouth water! Will have to give them a try, very soon! Thanks for the great recipe!

Foodessa said...

Velva...I may not be a fan of heat...however, I've got to admit to wishing I had more stomach to handle it. These wings look delicious ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Joanne said...

Just the thought of that super spicy buffalo sauce is making me drool! Delicious

Rachel Cotterill said...

You'll just have to make them again to get a non-platter photo. Such hardships ;)

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Why am I drooling right now? What are you doing to me?

Karen said...

These wings look beautiful on this plate... you've brought elegance to chicken wings! Sounds like (and looks like) a very yummy recipe!

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