Classic Buffalo Chicken Wings
Right up there at the top of most searched chicken recipes is “chicken wings”. And when I hear of “chicken wings”, I immediately think “Buffalo Chicken Wings” which were made popular by an ingenious restaurateur by the name of Teressa Bellissimo who back in 1964 served her son and some of his friends some wings as a late night snack on a Friday night at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.
The story goes Teressa deep fried the wings and flavored them with some special sauce. The wings became an instant hit in Buffalo and then around the country. Restaurants (and the chicken industry) loved that someone came up with a way to use the often-neglected chicken wing.
You will find hundreds of recipes for chicken wings on the Internet, some fried, some baked but each with its own unique sauce. I think you will enjoy this recipe that calls for both frying and baking the wings. And equally important, don’t forget the celery and blue cheese dressing to help ease the pain of the hot sauce.
Blue Cheese Dressing
While the wings are baking you can make your own blue cheese dressing or go to the refrigerator and pull out your personal favorite store bought brand. I prefer homemade but don’t always have the time. You will also want to be getting your celery washed and cut.