Back in February, we watched the Super Bowl at our friends’ apartment on the Upper West Side. Sara prepared the most amazing buffalo wings that we all devoured within seconds. Knowing how much Rob loves anything buffalo-flavored, I decided I’d try to make them myself. This was something way out of my comfort zone – the only meat I’ve ever bought with bones are ribs. I found my wings at Trader Joe’s, then after watching some YouTube videos and recruiting Rob to help me cut/separate the wings, I got to work on the fun part – seasoning and cooking!
- Separate (cut) drumettes and flats. Remove tips and throw away. (Check YouTube if you’re unfamiliar with how to do this – that’s what I did!)
- Rinse wings and pat dry with paper towel
- Toss wings into a mixing bowl and pour olive oil, salt, pepper, and Rendezvous seasoning and toss until wings are coated. I just eyeballed the amount of seasoning, knowing we like things pretty flavorful. (Rendezvous is a dry rub seasoning used for BBQ recommended by our Memphis friends. Any BBQ dry rub will work.)
- Place wings out flat on parchment paper and bake for 45-50 mins until skin is crispy
- Rotate wings halfway through baking
Buffalo sauce (prepare while wings are baking)
1 tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
- Mix together above ingredients in a bowl
- Whisk in 1/8 to 1/4 cup hot sauce (I use Frank’s) and keep warm until ready to toss with wings
- Once wings are finished, toss into a big mixing bowl and add buffalo sauce. Toss to coat. Add as little or as much as you want of the buffalo sauce.
- Serve and ENJOY!
*Recipe is easily doubled or tripled for large gatherings!