New Jersey’s Best Wings

When it comes to making chicken wings at home, I am obsessed. I have tried all types of sauces and all types of cooking techniques, and to me, nothing beats my deep fryer. 11 minutes exactly at a temperature of 285 degrees, and they are perfectly crispy and golden brown every time. Make sure your wings are dry. Salt and pepper them and toss them in a bag of flour with a little cayenne pepper mixed in. Tap off all excess flour and gently slide into the hot oil. I use canola oil, and make sure it is fresh and clean. Once cooked, place on paper towels until you are ready to toss with your favorite sauce. Don’t toss too far in advance of eating, or you will end up with soggy, pathetic wings (nothing sadder than that).

Up until a few months ago, I always preferred the standard Buffalo Sauce that I took straight off of the Red’s Hot Sauce Bottle. 1/2 cup FRANK’S® REDHOT® Cayenne Pepper Sauce and 1/3 cup melted butter.  Melt butter in a saute pan and add the sauce.

Then I was turned onto what my BF described as a “Memphis Style” sauce he had at a restaurant. He raved about it, and I started experimenting. What we came up with is so damn addicting, no one; not my friends, kids or relatives want any other sauce from here on out.  And, it couldn’t be any easier. Just take the above recipe and add 1/2 cup of your favorite bottled barbecue sauce. I prefer Jack Daniel’s Original. You won’t believe how delicious. Trust me on this and give it a try. I serve with bottled blue cheese dressing that I add crumbled blue cheese to, just because I have to.

I know there are a million and one ways to dress chicken wings. What is your favorite?  We’d love to hear about it. Please leave a comment below.  And don’t forget, if you haven’t voted yet for your favorite New Jersey Wing restaurant, please cast your vote here. Click here to Vote.