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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Grilled Garlic Buffalo Wings

How to Make Grilled Garlic Buffalo Wings


It has been forever and a day since I posted on this site. Life (work and family responsibilities) seem to deter me from getting in the kitchen to cook as much as I would like. Well I am back cooking temporarily and glad to say I have finally found time to prepare a batch of buffalo wings using the grill. The weather is insanely too hot to be using the deep fryer or even the oven. Near hundred degree conditions have forced my meal prep to be done outside on the patio grill. Grilling wings is fairly easy and allows for flexibility on how you want to prepare them. As far as flavors I usually stick with the base starters of butter mixed with Frank’s hot sauce. Texas Pete and all the other brand names sauces will also work just fine. I also like to give my buffalo wing sauce a kick of garlic. I am not too finicky about wing soggyness. I typically prepare the wings by crisping them up during the initial cooking stages only to give them a good dunk right before serving. If you happen to be fortunate enough to have a grill with side burner; your dunking sauce can be made simultaneously with the wings. My dilapidated grill has no such burner so I make ahead on the stove and keep warm until the wings come off the grill. Also, if using a traditional charcoal grill, please tread lightly and be wary of uneven hot pockets/coals. Don’t forget the celery, blue cheese dressing and your favorite beverage!



Grilled Garlic Buffalo Wings (Serves 4 – 5 appetizer portions)

2 lbs chicken wings

½ cup Louisiana hot sauce

1/3 cup butter

1 clove garlic, minced

Wing Seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Method

1. Separate wings at joints and remove tips.

2. Season wings with salt and pepper.

3. In a small sauce pan melt better and sauté garlic until tender; add hot sauce and whisk together. Simmer until sauce is hot and butter and Louisiana sauce are adequately combined.

4. Set sauce aside and cover to keep warm.

5. Preheat grill to medium heat.

6. Place wings on grill and cover.

7. After five minutes flip wings again and cover.

8. Repeat process two more times so wings have had a chance to cook for about twenty minutes.

9. When wings are browned, remove from grill and immerse in sauce before serving.

10. Serve with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

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