Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What is beer's favorite food?

Hot wings of course!  I could live off of beer and wings.  The spicy, tangy, deliciousness flavor of a good wing compliments any good brew.  I've had a few people ask me for the recipe I use for my buffalo sauce.  Surprisingly enough, it's super easy to make! So here it is:

3 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup hot sauce (Frank's tastes best)
habanero hot sauce (optional)
white vinegar 
2-3 minced habanero peppers (optional)
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp water
salt & pepper 

Melt butter on low heat.  Once butter is melted, add hot sauce, habanero peppers, and a splash or two of vinegar.  Cook on medium-low heat whisking occasionally.  Mix cornstarch with about a tablespoon of cold water and mix thoroughly.  Once the sauce starts bubbling, add corn starch to sauce and whisk until mixed.  The cornstarch will thicken the sauce to make it stick to the chicken wings better.  For a hotter sauce, add more peppers and/or habanero hot sauce (however much you want).  Personally I just add 2 or 3 minced peppers and that gives it a good heat.  Not unbearably spicy.  

To cook the wings, I usually make extra wing sauce and let the wings marinate in the sauce for about 3 hours and then grill for about 20-30 minutes and toss in more wing sauce.  This last time, I just seasoned with salt and pepper and deep fried the wings until lightly golden brown and then tossed in the sauce.  I personally prefer grilled.  

Don't forget to make plenty of wings because they will fly!  And have a good beer next to you to wash it all down...

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