“I should have read the recipe before I start!”- 3 Dips Buffalo Wings

This is one of the most frequent used sentences I found myself saying when I first started cooking. In the middle of it all, I would realise that I need to pre-cook/ marinate/ purchase some specific tools for a particular dish. Then I will find myself standing in the kitchen in despair, saying “Ah man…I should have read the recipe first! :(“. Yes, with a sad face feeling like I’ve just failed life. So disappointed. However, it is perfectly fine if you’re currently at this spot, or you’ve already been there, done that.

Buffalo Wings

I am here, to challenge you, to read the full recipe including the direction/method before you plan your grocery shopping list. I know, it’s hard if you’re not the type of person that needs to know every single detail before you start a project. However, especially in baking, many recipes require you to leave the dough for a few hours in the fridge or overnight. Not knowing that I need to make an ingredient in advanced is a real bummer for some people (like me) who can not wait to devour that high sugar and high fat content into my belly. Some bloggers (including myself) sometimes have extra “Notes” in the steps which you may need to buy the ingredient/tool if you choose to follow it.


Baked Buffalo Wings with
Homemade Mayo, Aioli
& Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

Serves: 2
Cost: AUS $ 8 - 10 

For this recipe, you need to marinate the chicken wings in advance.
I marinated mine for around 4 hours but you can leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
I also made the 3 dips (homemade mayonnaise, aioli and creamy blue cheese sauce) beforehand as well.
Make a larger batch of mayo and divide into 3 portions as the base of each sauce.

Ingredients (Buffalo Wings)

6 three-jointed chicken wings
1/4 cup (50g) of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of Frank’s hot sauce
1 teaspoon of salt
Cayenne pepper for extra spicy

For crispier version, coat with:
1/2 cup of plain flour
1 teaspoon of garlic power
1/2 salt & pepper
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

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Ingredients (Mayonnaise)

Tool: Electric mixer

6 egg yolks
1 teaspoon of mustard
2 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of olive oil

Note: I find it better to use small quantity of flavorings at the start
so I can add more in the end product if needed.

Creamy mayonnaise

Ingredients (Aioli)

1/2 cup of the above mayo
1/2 teaspoon of garlic paste
1 teaspoon of mixed herbs

Ingredients (Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce)

Special Tool: Sieve

1/2 cup of the above mayo
1/4 sour cream
1/4 blue cheese (crumbed)

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Directions (Buffalo Wings)

1. Prepare the 3 jointed chicken wings by cutting in between the soft bones of each tip, wingette and drumette
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2. Melt butter in a saucepan, pour red sauce in and stir until combined.
3. Add salt and cayenne pepper for additional spicy
(Frank’s hot sauce is not spicy in my opinion) and leave sauce aside to cool.
4. Wash your hairy chicken and pat dry.
4. Pour half of the sauce over chicken and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (longer if desire)
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5. Preheat oven on 200 °c
6. Put your chicken on a broiler pan or on a rack with tray underneath to catch the oil/sauce
7. For half of my chicken, I used flour, s&p, garlic powder and cayenne pepper to coat for more crispiness!
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8. Pour more hot sauce on top and bake for 45 mins or until gold and crispy!
Baked buffalo wings


Direction (Mayonnaise)

1. Separate egg yolks and egg whites into two bowls
egg yolk for mayonnaise
2. Add mustard, salt and lemon juice
3. Beat the mixture until combined
4. Keep on beating at the same time slowly pour olive oil in until mixture turns thick and smooth
Homemade mayonnaise
5. Taste. Add more salt/lemon juice/mustard if desired.


Direction (Garlic Aioli)

1. Add 1/2 teaspoon of garlic paste into 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
2. Add 1 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs or any herbs for your liking.
3. Taste, add another 1/2 teaspoon of garlic for a stronger taste.


Direction (Blue Cheese Sauce)

1. Add 1/4 cup of sour cream into 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
2. Add 1/4 cup (or less) of blue cheese (crumbed with your fingers) into mixture
3.  Use electric blender until combined.
4. For a smooth dip, use a sieve and push it through with a spoon.
Creamy blue cheese sauce


TO SERVE:

1. Add more of that buttery hot sauce on the wings!
Hot sauce on buffalo wings
GET FINGER LICKING GOOD.

Buffalo Wings with 3 sauces

Did your guests say I want more?

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