Hot Wings With Spicy Butter Sauce

February 23, 2011 at 5:15 am 1 comment

Ok everyone, these wings are life-changing for me. These wings taught me that I do in fact like hot wings. That’s a big deal in our house. My husband is a hot wing lover and me not so much – until now. I don’t fry foods often, but I made an exception for the super bowl. I must say I am so glad that I did. These wings are to-die-for. My husband even said they were the best wings he’s ever had – really!? They were really good. The breading was perfect and the sauce with the basil infused butter really brought this up a notch. If you’re looking for a hot wing recipe these will be sure to please.

Hot Wings With Spicy Butter Sauce
Vegetable oil, for frying
3 lbs chicken wingettes
4 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch

For the spicy butter sauce:
1 cup hot sauce (recommended: Frank’s Red Hot)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 lemon, juiced
1 small bunch basil

In a large pot, heat vegetable shortening until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 375 degrees F. Line a sheet tray with a wire rack.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, cayenne, 1 tablespoon salt and black pepper. In a paper bag, shake together flour, cornstarch and 1 tablespoon salt. Place chicken in egg mixture and toss well to coat. Place chicken in batches in the bag of flour mixture. Shake well to coat. Set on wire rack to let coating set, 20 minutes.

In a small saucepan, bring the ingredients for the Spicy Butter Sauce to a simmer. Remove from heat and let basil infuse in butter for at least 15 minutes. Remove basil.

When oil is at the right temperature, add chicken, working in batches, and fry until cooked through and crispy, about 13 minutes. Season chicken with salt then immediately toss in the spicy butter sauce. Serve Immediately.

Source: Sunny Anderson via the Food network


Entry filed under: appetizer, Chicken, snacks.

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  • 1. Audra  |  February 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Todd and I can confirm that these wings you make are delicious! He will be happy to know that I now have access to this recipe because he loved them when you made them. I hope I can make them as good as you did 🙂 They are hot, but very yummy!

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