This Buffalo Wings recipe for game day is delicious any night of the week. It’s easy to make and tastes delicious.
I’ve always been fascinated with the why we call chicken wings buffalo wings. Turns out the first plate of wings was served in 1964 at a family-owned establishment in Buffalo, New York called the Anchor Bar. This game day favorite was created by Teressa Bellissimo, who covered them in her own special sauce and served them with a side of blue cheese and celery because that’s what she had available.
If you want the real deal, you should know the proper Buffalo wings should be snapped in half so they look like tiny drumsticks. Then deep fried without any coating or breading, and finally slathered in that zesty orange sauce, which is a combination of butter and hot sauce. Chicken wings on the other hand, are used to make buffalo wings, the difference, however, is chicken wings typically refer to the entire wing portion connected.
The buffalo wing is the kind of bar food, game day food and even take out. More chicken wings are used in making buffalo wings than any other preparation in the United States.
New York kept buffalo wings a secret, but by the mid-1980s the were a national treat.
If you have an Instant Pot Buffalo Wings are easy to make and a delicious meal, just like these.
Buffalo Wings Recipe Ingredients
- 1 quart vegetable oil, for deep frying
- 24 chicken wings, tips removed and wings cut in half at joint
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 5 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
- Salt and pepper
Buffalo Wings Recipe Directions
- Heat oil in a deep pot.
- Add wings and fry until crisp and brown, turning as necessary, until done, about 10 minutes.
- Remove wings from pot and drain on paper towels.
- Melt butter in a large skillet and add vinegar and hot pepper sauce.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add wings to sauce, simmer, and stir to coat, the longer wings simmer, the spicier they will be.
- Serve hot and garnish with chopped scallions.