Monday, February 22, 2010

Buffalo Wings Baked

One of the things I use to enjoy having when I was going out to bars and such were Buffalo wings. My friends and I, in our early twenties, use to head off to Buffalo to go to the Anchor Bar for Buffalo wings. It's about an hour and a half from here and we could eat the best wings around. They had live music- mostly rhythm and blues singers. The bar, though not in such a great neighborhood, was always a great place to go.

I dont have wings so much anymore. I really had a craving for them without the fried oil part though. Then I saw this great article on Serious Eats for baked Buffalo wings. I tried it. I was rewarded with pretty stellar wings. The key is to be patient enough letting them brown in the oven before finishing up. If you like wings but could do with out the oil- try these. They are worth all the effort.

Oven Fried Buffalo Chicken Wings
from Serious Eats, recipe found here.

4 pounds chicken wings
1 tablespoon baking powder (I use Rumford- aluminum free)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 cup of your favorite wing sauce (the classic is a half and half mixture of Frank's Hot Sauce and melted butter)
Blue cheese dressing for dipping
Celery sticks for cooling your mouth off

1. Toss wings with salt and baking powder. Place on grill over a baking sheet that has been lined with foil.

2. Place baking sheet with wings in refrigerator and allow to rest, uncovered, overnight

3. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 450°F. Add chicken wings and cook for 20 minutes. Flip wings and continue to cook until crisp and golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes longer. Transfer to large bowl, add sauce, toss to thoroughly coat.

And because I have kids and a husband that really doesnt dig hot stuff, I made garlic parmesan wings.

Garlic Parmesan Wings

1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
24 chicken wings baked or fried

In a small glass bowl, melt butter in microwave.Whisk into butter the garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. Arrange hot, fresh-baked wings on a serving platter and drizzle with butter mixture. Top with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.


dawn said...

I love that show Serious Eats. Did you ever see the one that had blueberry muffins? I tried that recipe (2 times) and they never came out right. Weird.
Anyway, I love hot wings, and these look good.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Those parmesan wings sound INSANELY good :D as does the combination of buffalo wings and rhythm and blues music! I like the idea of oven-frying them as opposed to actual frying, so much simpler!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Oh Lori-both ur recipes so have me drooling away.....perfect....

Infact i wanna fry some right away....
And u know what, my google feed has stopped for the last 3 posts and tried everything but haven got a lead-none of my posts update on blog list (whew!!!)any tips???

grace said...

oh alton. he's never steered me wrong. :)
terrific recipes, lori, but is anything as good as authentic buffalo wings from buffalo?

Lori said...

Vanilla SS- I actually dont know anything about how the feed works. I have been learning as I go with my blog and still have a lot to learn.

Grace- Nope- nothing is as good as those wings.

kat said...

I'm afraid I'd be going for the less spicy ones too but thats ok because the hubs would eat all the hot ones himself

Taste of Beirut said...

My son would have loved that dish 2 years ago when wings were his favorite thing in the whole world and I never made them ! Now he is vegan and when he visits I better have some meatless stuff to feed him! Oh well!

Robin Sue said...

Yes to baked wings but double yes to gralic parm wings. Lori those look really good to me. Will have to try sometime. My 13 year old is eating me out of house and home and wants FOOD when he gets home from school. A few little cookies doesn't cut it anymore!

The Blonde Duck said...

Chicken wings are always a good thing. Esp. not fried!

amy said...

I'm with your husband. I do not dig hot stuff.. So this one we might try!

Katy ~ said...

yum. yum. yum. Oh my do these look so doggone good!! Thank you, Lori. I think I could eat a bucket of these!

Ingrid said...

I like wings okay but they have got to be crispy on the outside otherwise I'm totally grossed out by the soggy skin! :)

I have to say those garlic parm wings look fantastic. Normally I'm all about the spicy ones but I think I'd like those better!