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Fried Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings

Jul 28, 20

Fried Chicken Wings

Fried Chicken Wings

Cook Time: 20 - 25 mins
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A simple but perfect technique for the ultimate fried chicken wings. This recipe is a result of years of trials and tests and will rival any restaurant's wings! I also think this blue cheese sauce recipe will convert any ranch lover.


Blue Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 anchovies
  • 1 cup canola oil (or oil of choice)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (adjust for desired consistency)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz frozen blue cheese
Chicken Wings:
  • Chicken wings, separated into drums and flats
  • Franks Red Hot sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
  • Butter (amount depends on desired spiciness)
  • Wondra flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • 2 quarts beef fat or oil of choice for frying


Prepare the Blue Cheese Sauce:

-In a blender, add the egg yolk, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic cloves, and anchovies. 

-Turn on the blender and blend until well combined. 

-While the blender is running, slowly drizzle in the canola oil to create a mayonnaise-like consistency.

- Add the buttermilk and sour cream to the blender and blend until smooth. 

-Grate the frozen blue cheese into the blender and blend again until the cheese is mixed throughout the sauce. 

-If desired, add chunks of blue cheese on top for texture. 

-Set the sauce aside.

Prepare the Buffalo Sauce:

-You can either use Franks Red Hot sauce as is or make your own buffalo sauce. 

-If making your own, heat your favorite hot sauce in a saucepan over medium heat. 

-Chop up a stick of butter and slowly add it to the hot sauce, stirring until the butter melts.

-Adjust the amount of butter based on desired spiciness and texture. 

-Less butter = more spice

-More butter = less spice

-Feel free to add additional seasonings or flavors to customize your buffalo sauce. 

-If the sauce is too thin, you can blend it with a small amount of Xanthan Gum to thicken it.

Prepare the Chicken Wings:

-Separate the chicken wings into drums and flats, discarding the wing tips (you can save them for stock if desired). 

-In a large sauce bowl, add the Wondra flour with a pinch of salt and garlic powder. 

-Roll the wings in the flour mixture, ensuring they are fully coated and rubbing the flour into the wings.

Fry the Chicken Wings:

-In a large saucepan, add the beef fat (beef tallow) or your preferred frying oil. 

-Heat the oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

-Once the oil reaches the desired temperature, carefully add the coated chicken wings to the pot. 

-Fry the wings for about 13 minutes until they are fully cooked. 

-For extra crispiness, cook them for an additional 5 minutes. 

-Move the wings around periodically to ensure they don't stick together. 

-Once cooked, remove the wings from the oil and place them on a wire rack to cool slightly.

Coat the Wings and Serve:

-In a sauce bowl, toss the cooked wings in the prepared buffalo sauce or your choice of rub.. -Serve the fried chicken wings with the homemade blue cheese sauce on the side and dive in!

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