What bleu cheese has to do with great buffalo wings

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Buffalo wings are such an American favorite, food company employees risk jail time and infamy by stealing chicken wings worth thousands of dollars.

If you’ve been wanting to imitate the great wings available at restaurants, here’s a buffalo wing recipe that integrates the dipping sauce into the wing for one spicy and memorable tang. The recipe, originally posted by foodfighter, a Buffalo, NY native, answered Food 52’s call for a newer, better, buffalo wing.

Foodfighter’s goal was to combat the major, messy pesky issue of dipping hot wings in bleu cheese. The result, a new recipe titled “Dip Included Buffalo Wings.” Food reviewers who tried the recipe insist that the recipe tastes best when the chef uses the strongest, zestiest bleu cheese available.

Dip Included Buffalo Wings

Serves 4
• 4 ounces strong bleu cheese
• 2 ounces cream cheese
• 2 ounces sour cream
• 2 pounds chicken wings
• 4 tablespoons Corn Starch
• 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
• 1 teaspoon Pepper
• 1 teaspoon Salt
• .5 cups Franks Red Hot Sauce
• 4 tablespoons Butter
• 2 tablespoons Honey
• Lemon juice, to taste

1. Combine cheese and sour cream in Food Processor or Mini Prep and process to smooth spread/puree.

2. Combine Corn Starch, Flour, Salt and Pepper in a shallow dish.

3. Thoroughly dry wings using paper towels. Cover the skin/meat of each wing with a thin layer of the bleu cheese spread. Then dredge each with in the Corn Starch Mixture, making sure each wing is well covered. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

4. Bring 2 - 3 quarts of peanut oil to 365 degrees in a heavy pot (I use a enameled dutch oven). Fry wings in 1 pound batches for about 15 minutes until crispy. For each batch, to cooling rack over newspaper in a sheet pan.

5. Melt butter, stir in hot sauce, honey and lemon juice. Add ground cayenne or more Frank's Red Hot Sauce to taste.

6. Place wings in a wide mouth bowl and pour sauce over the top. Shake bowl gently to distribute sauce.

7. Root for the worst football team in the league, the Buffalo Bills. Not mandatory.

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