Here in the good ol' US of A, it's football season. You know, REAL FOOTBALL, not that soccer stuff. And for many of us, the best
in-front-of-the-tv-watchin'-football food is spicy chicken wings. (Sometimes referred to as 'Buffalo Wings' for the city of origin - Buffalo
Here's my version, which is also my favorite, and I bet you'd like it, too.
Ingredients: Wings, seasoning, hot sauce, butter, balsamic vinegar, corn starch, vegetable oil. Blue cheese or ranch dressing and celery sticks
optional. Skillet for frying...pan for the sauce. Baking sheet to hold wings in the oven while you're frying in batches.
Get yourself a mess o' wings and cut up into the 3 component parts. Rinse, drain & pat dry.Reserve the tips for stock (or discard. I won't tell).
Season to taste (liberally) with Louisiana Cajun Seasoning
In a pinch, you can use Lowery's Seasoned Salt & cayenne pepper, but the results with the Cajun seasoning will be better. Heat about an inch of oil
in a skillet to a frying temp. Make sure the oil is hot. This'll ensure the wings don't absorb the oil and they will crisp up. Fry in batches &
hold in oven to keep warm until all are fried. You can eat them at this point & they'll be good.
For the sauce- melt a stick of unsalted butter in a pan. Add a bottle of
Cajun Sunshine hot sauce
and a splash of cheap balsamic
vinegar. You can substitute the hot sauce of your choice, but do yourself a favor and try this one. A lot of flavor, and not Insanity heat. When the
butter's melted, take a little (maybe a teaspoon or so) corn starch in a small bowl and dissolve in a little water. Stir it up to make sure there
are no lumps and add & stir in to the simmering sauce to thicken. You'll need to stir the sauce frequently or it will separate.
Now take the wings out of the oven and dunk in the sauce to cover. Serve on a platter with ranch and/or blue cheese dressing. My wife makes a killer
side she calls "vegetable pizza" which is a crust of canned crescent rolls laid out flat & baked on a sheet pan, topped with a ranch dressing mix
and shredded raw broccoli, carrots and cauliflower.
Sodas for the kids, beer for the adults. Bring On the Game!!!
Colts been doing it with "D" the last couple of weeks. Look for the offense to kick start today & have a big day against Cleveland.