I have never made chicken wings but am about to learn how after seeing our son down 50 chicken wings this weekend with our friend Randy at The Blind Pig in Athens, Georgia. I searched recipes last night and am hoping you can share any tricks you have. Deep fry or bake? Do you cut your wings or buy the bag of frozen wings at the grocery store? And the big looming question…what do you use for sauce?
Our quest for the best wings is stemming from our wing eating adventure in Athens, Georgia this past weekend.
Friend Randy has searched restaurants and hole in the wall joints across the South for years to find the best wings. He says hands down it’s The Blind Pig in Athens. Hunter and I decided to take on The Blind Pig and try for ourselves with Randy and Katie.
Hunter got right to work on his first 30 wings.
You can’t eat in the South with out having something fried, covered in batter, like fried pickles. Yummy.
My forever friend and former college roommate once was hesitate to eat a cheeseburger our freshman year of college. But thankfully today she is a meat loving woman who tried a wing herself before eating a burger.
Katie and I saved most of the wings for the guys. Randy’s recommendation of wings didn’t disappoint.
In between wings, Hunter ate some smokin’ spicy chili.
Friend Katie had a turkey burger covered in Monterey Jack cheese with a side of black beans.
I had a steak wrap that was totally unique. It had pimento cheese and A-1 sauce on it. I’ll try to replicate these one soon.
After 30 wings, Hunter and Randy ordered 20 more to finish off their feasting.
Hunter was quite proud of their wing eating expedition.
That was until, Hunter told our friend Reese, a heavy eating shot putting champion about his wing eating success. Reese said “oh that’s only 11 less than my record of 61.”
Since we live a long way from The Blind Pig, I need to learn to make wings at home for our wing eating boy to enjoy at home.
I am going to start with this recipe and how-to tutorial from the Hot Sauce Blog on How To Make Buffalo Wings: A Step by Step Guide. The 160 comments on the blog post that give even more insight on how best to prepare them and this will be my starting point.
Do you bake or deep fry the wings? Could I rub some oil on the wings and just bake them rather than fry them?
BBQ or Buffalo sauce?
What is your favorite way to prepare and eat wings?
It’s Hunk of Meat Monday and while this isn’t a typical recipe sharing post for me, I am still linking up with Beyer Beware to get some family meal ideas for this week.