The creation of the first Buffalo style chicken wing was truly momentous in that it revolutionized American pub fare and gave new status to a previously neglected and often rejected food. As a result, instead of relegating the lowly chicken wing to the stock pot or the trash can, restaurants and home cooks now regularly fry, bake or grill chicken wings, toss them with a wing sauce, and serve them up to eager, hungry diners who gobble them up while watching sports, tailgating or hanging out with friends and family.
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If you want to experience genuine Buffalo style wings at home, all you need is a bunch of fresh chicken wings (split at the joint if you prefer), oil for frying (vegetable or peanut), and your choice of Anchor Bar Wing Sauce: The Original which is medium in heat, the spicy-hot Anchor Bar Hotter Wing Sauce, and the fiery Suicidal Wing Sauce. Or better yet, get the Anchor Bar Wing Sauce Gift Box, which comes with a full-size bottle of each of the three heat levels, making it the perfect gift or purchase for a party.
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You also need a deep fryer or other deep vessel for frying. Make sure the raw wings are as dry as possible (pat them with paper towels) to minimize splattering--trust me, it's not pleasant to be splashed with boiling oil.
Heat the oil to 350°F and fry the wings, a few at a time, until cooked through and crispy--this should take 10 to 12 minutes. Use a slotted ladle or strainer to remove from the hot oil and drain on paper towels, then place the wings in a large bowl, pour in as much sauce as you need to coat all the wings, and toss until thoroughly coated.
If you insist on baking the wings--which, admittedly, is healthier--you'll have to bake them at 425°F (preheat oven first) until fully cooked, which can take a good 45 minutes or so. Then place in a bowl and toss with sauce.
PS: The Buffalo wings photo at the top is by yurilong on Flicker