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Buffalo Wing Sauce from Scratch

Buffalo Wing Sauce
The thought of scintillating buffalo wings coated with a to-die-for sauce, immediately triggers one’s taste buds to salivate. The idea originated in late 1964, from Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, owned by Frank and Teressa Bellisimo. It was first used as an ingredient in soups and stocks by most people, but the Bellisimos struck gold with chicken wings dipped in a sauce preparation. Buffalo wings weren’t considered a delicious part of the chicken, lacking in meat. Now restaurants of all kinds, including junk food joints, have their own buffalo wing creations, one juicier and tastier than the next place. There’s even a ‘Chicken Wing Day’ on July 29th, to mark the advent of the chicken wing appetizer. All my memories associated with buffalo wings, have me thinking of the barbecue sauce it was generously coated in. An old college friend of my sister’s, recently gave her a bottle of Kraft’s BBQ sauce from Baltimore, and we’re just waiting for an opportunity to indulge. Using barbecue sauce as a dip for chicken wings, has been a favorite for years, but you can also experiment with cheese dips and other creative concoctions. Buffalo wings drenched in Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce, which is of course one of the best buffalo wing sauces, is a definite sinful act you must be a part of. Here you’ll find out how to make buffalo wing sauce from scratch, that is both pleasant-tasting and mouth watering.

How to Make Buffalo Wing Sauce from Scratch

Here comes the yummy part – making homemade buffalo wing sauce. You can use this recipe for party appetizers, outdoor barbecues or even over the weekend when you’re downing either buffalo wings or even fried chicken, or any meat for that matter. It brings out not just the taste of spices, but gives it a nice rounded flavor in your mouth, hitting those spicy, tangy and sweet spots. Here’s how you can make an easy buffalo wing sauce recipe.

Things You’ll Need

  • Olive oil/vegetable oil
  • White vinegar (1½)
  • Garlic powder or dried garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper or four red chilies (seedless)
  • 5 pounds of chicken wings
  • 1 egg
  • Onion powder or fried onion (grind using mixer)
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 tablespoons of Tabasco sauce
  • A bottle of beer
  • Flour
  • Sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of salt to taste

Method of Preparation

  • Take a bowl and mix up the egg with the white vinegar and olive/vegetable oil, into a nice consistency.
  • Add in the Tabasco sauce, ground/powdered onions, cloves and garlic.
  • Add the salt in to taste your dip balance.
  • Keep that aside, and start cutting up your 5 pounds of chicken wings (rinsed well).
  • Cut them between the joint, so that you can have a good helping of many pieces.
  • In a separate bowl, mix in the beer, flour and sesame seeds. The beer helps in coating the chicken wings in a nice crunchy batter.
  • Dip in the chicken wings and deep fry one batch at a time, to avoid overcrowding.
  • While that sizzles away, add in the chilies or cayenne pepper, whichever you have on hand/prefer, to the previous mixture of the white vinegar, egg and oil olive/vegetable oil.
  • If you don’t want to deep fry the chicken covered in batter, mix all the ingredients above into a single bowl (minus the flour and beer), and dip the chicken in it.
  • After that, you can place it in fridge to marinate for a couple of hours, before you set it in the oven.
  • Keep it at a temperate of about 500o F, for about an hour and 10 minutes.

There you have it! Buffalo wings baked/fried to a crispy finish. You can eat it with side of a generous helping of olives, French fries or mashed potatoes. Now that you are equipped with knowing how to make the buffalo wing sauce recipe from scratch, you can use it to coat any meat or even as a dip for ready-to-eat nuggets, potato wedges, onion rings, chicken fingers, fish fillets and so on. The buffalo wing sauce with Tabasco, is not a hard and fast rule ingredient to add in, but it does give it that extra something in flavor. Look into this wing hot sauce recipe, for more ideas.

With this buffalo wing sauce from scratch, you can also experiment with other ways to incorporate interesting ingredients to alter the taste. People are going to flock to your home, to try out that lip smacking sauce. Bon Appetit!

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Steve Walsh (hotsauce) is a hot sauce fanatic who enjoys testing and tasting various hot sauces from around the globe.

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