OK…one of my former partners when I was in the Accounting Profession professed to making the best chicken wings. To be fair, Gary Topche…great accountant and tax advisor…does make a great wing…
Having said that…here is my recipe for a great buffalo chicken wing…
Before we get into how to make these great wings…a little note about a super Chianti…Renzo Masi…one of the best Chiantis available…I pay about $7.25/bottle when I purchase by the case. It’s as good as any Chianti available…really!
Now…for the recipe.
I have found that unfrozen chicken is the best…so I bought some a package of 4 legs…that gave me 4 legs and 4 wings…plenty for me and my honey for a snack…adjust accordingly!
I seasoned with kosher salt and pepper…nothing else…and placed in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Then I turned, and cooked at 425 degrees for another 20 minutes…that’s it. If you have a convection oven, reduce the cooking times by 5 minutes each side.
Before we get to the real secret…many would say you have to fry the wings…but my good friend, Gary Topche, convinced me that baking works just as well and removes some of the fat in the process! And…he was right!
Now, for the sauce…you don’t need to coat the wings with any sauce while cooking…just toss the cooked wings in a small amount of sauce when finished and that’s it! You can make your own sauce…which requires some Frank’s Hot Sauce, Butter, and Tabasco…or you can by the Frank’s Buffalo Wings sauce…already made!
Another great sauce is Anchor Bar Original Wing Sauce…from Buffalo…of course!
These two sauces will provide a good “medium” sauce…some spice…but not too hot…If you prefer a hotter sauce, just add some Tabasco sauce to taste.
Toss the cooked wings in your sauce…you don’t need a lot of sauce…remove from the sauce and serve separately with some celery and blue cheese dressing and you are set.
Today…I chose to dine with my favorite Chianti…Renzo Masi…beer is fine, of course!
Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom
Definitely wonderful. I am fairly astounded as to what I read.