I recently went to dinner with some friends and they ordered buffalo wings and fried chicken bites with buffalo dipping sauce. I normally don’t get too jealous of my friends’ food but the smell of the buffalo sauce gave me the most intense craving. I couldn’t stop thinking about them. So, of course, to celebrate being done with my first semester of graduate school (YAY) my parents and I went full out. Homemade wings and homemade buffalo sauce. I haven’t had deep fried wings since I went gluten free in 2013 so this was a monumental moment.
*If you’re looking for a healthy meal, this is not it*
This is the dedicated fryer that I have for making gluten free goodies. It was bought for super cheap at Target.
All that my mom and I did was put some raw chicken wings in a bag with some rice flour and shook them up until they were lightly coated with the flour. You could add any type of seasoning in with this if you wanted to spice them up a bit.
Next, we placed the wings in the fryer and let them fry for around 10 minutes. This made them a perfect golden brown color.
Next, I took 1/3 cup Frank’s RedHot Original, 1 TBSP White Vinegar, 1/8 TSP Garlic Powder, 1/8 TSP Celery Salt, 1/8 TSP Cayenne Pepper, a few shakes of ground black pepper, and (not pictured) a half a stick of butter.
Melt the stick of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. After it is completely melted add in the rest of your ingredients and whisk until it comes to a simmer. Remove before it starts to boil and let cool.
It should be a nice dark orange color that you would expect for a buffalo sauce.
After removing the wings from the fryer, I placed them on a plate with a paper towel to soak up some of the remaining oil and to cool. Once cooled, I placed the wings into a tall bowl and poured the cooled buffalo sauce over the wings*.
*The sauce will separate so make sure you whisk again before you pour over the wings.
Then I lightly tossed them around making sure that they got completely covered in the sauce. I continued to do the last few steps over again until I have coated all of the wings.
I finished them off with some ranch dressing, because what is anything buffalo without ranch?
Even my dad, who is quite the wing enthusiast, loved this gluten free alternative! I hope you enjoy!