My dad raised me right, and as such, I love watching football. I've even impressed a few people over the years with my commentary ("that was a real heads up play" gets them every time). But just as important as a good game is good game-watching food. My snack of choice, if I had to pick just one, is wings. More than just a vehicle for the blue cheese dressing, a good wing is crispy, fall of the bone tender, and packed with flavor. Well, great news, all of this is super achievable at home. You just need a little extra time to get the wings dried out, a hot oven, and above-average blue cheese and you can skip the dive bar this season. Go Panthers!
Homemade Buffalo Wings:
2 lbs. chicken wings
2 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. Franks Red Hot
Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack inside. Dry chicken wings and toss in a bowl with the salt. Place on the rack, leaving a generous amount of space in between the wings. Place the wings in the refrigerator and allow to rest, uncovered, overnight. The next day, cook wings in a pre-heated 425* oven for 20 minutes. Flip, then cook for another 15-20 minutes, until crisp and golden brown. Remove wings from the oven, place in a bowl with butter and hot sauce, and toss to coat. Serve immediately with blue cheese dressing.
Blue Cheese Dressing:
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
4 oz. good blue cheese, crumbled
juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and allow to sit for 4 hours.
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