Buffalo-esque Chicken Wings

Buffalo wings?

Yes, buffalo-esque wings
Yes, buffalo-esque wings

So what I am doing? Well I may be getting a little drunk with my father-in-law Dr Chris (officially not a real doctor but more than willing to take a look for you)… I know you’re thinking it’s only a Tuesd… no wait, Wednesday, but I have performed all of my fatherly duties for the day; kids lunch boxes are packed up for the morning and all that shit. Oh, and did I mention Jennee (the wiffy) is away at a work conference? No? I probably didn’t, but that is mostly due to the fact that I am hitting the good end of a bottle of wine… and there may have been a few beers in there too. And please don’t tell her I am hitting the keyboard of my new MacBook*tm with greasy chicken fingers. My secret is safe with you right? Right.

So what am I lining my belly with to sort out the imminent intoxication* due to my lack of eating today (yeah that’s right. Even when you work in a professional kitchen sometimes you forget to eat…)? Bufallo-esque type chicken wings (thanks to inspiration from my friend Vincent over at vittlemonster)… seriously, any town drunk could put this together (yeah, I’m really getting back to my roots here)… well, maybe not any town drunk. I’d say it’s well out of the reach of the guy who treks into Maccas with big poo stains down the back of his pants. Or maybe they’re someone else’s pants. Anyhoo…

Dredge the wings in seasoned flour
Dredge the wings in seasoned flour
Cook the wings
Cook the wings
Make sure they are nice and awesome and then roll them through the tabasco butter
Make sure they are nice and awesome and then roll them through the tabasco butter
Eat with beetroot 'slaw and corn
Eat with beetroot ‘slaw and corn

So what do you have to do to eat buffalo-esque wings tonight?

  • Dredge a couple of kilos of chicken wings through some plain flour seasoned with salt and pepper (you’ll work the flour thing out in a minute… hopefully). Splash with oil just like you were a topless girl splashing around bubbles at the “Suds Night” at the local nightclub, and roast at 180C for 30-ish minutes
  • While they are roasting melt some butter (I think I had about 100g but I am basing that on no actual knowledge apart from the fact that it was in my hand… actually, it may have been more like 50g. Maybe not… Fuck it, just put 100g in there) and then add to it heaps of Tabasco sauce. Like a good teaspoon or so. Don’t worry, the butter is going to mellow it out heaps… hopefully
  • Once the chicken is cooked toss it in a bowl with the butter and Tabasco (the flour is now going to help suck up the coating on your chicken wing glory. You’re welcome)
  • Eat it in your face with grilled corn drizzled with the leftover butter and chicken juices, and beetroot ‘slaw (recipe follows)

Beetroot ‘slaw

  • Make ‘slaw how you would normally make except, and this is the clincher, add grated beetroot instead of carrot. That wasn’t too hard now, was it?

*may have already occurred

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12 thoughts on “Buffalo-esque Chicken Wings

  1. Oh you are the coolest. Buffalo chicken wings? Sounds like a perfect mid-week meal. We had grilled steak tonight. It’s been so darn hot in Perth over the past two days (35 degrees C+). I just couldn’t bring myself to go near an oven. You know, it’s probably good that you and I aren’t next door neighbours or we’d be drunk and jovial all the time…

  2. Yum. This looks damn good. You know, it’s never too early to drink, or too early in the week, or weekend, or too late really. Especially with wings like this in the oven .

  3. 🙂 … I LOVE the way you write!! Your wit KILLS ME!!.
    ANYWAY, … wings … I LOVE ’em and ya just can’t screw ’em up. Hmmmmm … yup. wings for dinner it is, since my Marital equivalent is outa town on business as well (she just doesn’t ‘get’ the whole wing-thing).
    More for me 🙂
    Stay hungry friend !!

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