After getting married, my husband and I discovered that we didn't like only having these delicious delights at Superbowl time, so we started making them more frequently. Problem? The fried wings would likely kill us! I decided there must be another way to make them that wouldn't be as terrible for us. What I have found has become my husband's favorite wings, which is why I started calling them Bob's Baked Buffalo Wings! The wings are delicious and, I think, a much healthier option for wing lovers.
Bob's Baked Buffalo Wings
- 1 lb chicken wings
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 cup Frank's Red hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon Earth's Balance buttery spread (you can use butter or margarine if you are so inclined)
1. Fill a large pot half way with water. (Make sure you have a lid for this pot!)
2. Add the first 4 ingredients.
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3. Bring water mixture and wings to a boil and then boil for 15 minutes. (During this time you may want to get out of Dodge! Put the lid on the pot, if you can without it overflowing, because the steam this mixture kicks up can be quite powerful!!)
**An interesting, and accidental, discovery: if you want some KNOCK-YOUR-SOCKS -OFF fiery-hot wings, extend this boiling time (I did this once while my husband went out to the store so the wings would be fresh out of the oven when he came home. Throughout eating them we were teared-up, hysterical laughing, and, as a result, couldn't stop talking about the wings for weeks!)**
4. Put the wings on a sprayed cookie sheet, or some other oven-safe dish. Make sure the wings are not on top of one another.
5. Bake wings on "Broil" (high) for 15-20 minutes on each side. (The longer you keep them in, the crispier they get, but watch them as you get close to the 20 minute mark, or longer, so that they don't burn.
6. While the wings are in the oven, get a sauce pan on the stove top to combine the Frank's Hot Sauce and buttery spread (or butter) over a medium heat. Stir continuously until butter melts and is evenly mixed. (The longer you cook the sauce, the thicker the sauce).
**Also, if you wish to play with the sauce's hotness scale, simply play with the "butter" to hot sauce proportions. More "butter" = milder; more sauce = hotter.**
|I swear by that Frank's Red Hot Sauce!!|
(But you can use your own favorite hot sauce if you like.)
7. The last step is the most fun. Find a container that you can safely put wings and sauce in to shake up. If you have to do it in batches, so be it, but have fun shaking what your Mama gave ya. (*Note about this step: you could just pour the sauce over the wings, or even put each wing in the sauce pot to cover them. I stopped doing the shaking step a while ago because one day I shook sauce into my eye somehow = NOT COOL.)
|My Lock & Lock container is perfect for this job!!|
This batch is ready to go! We're ready to party!
|I wish I could just give one to you right now!!|
What's your favorite game time food?
Do you enjoy watching the Superbowl, or is this just another Sunday to you?