The Sauce: Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce – Thick enough to cling to spicy buffalo wings, this chunky, creamy fresh bleu cheese sauce cools a bit of the heat and coats a drum or flat in sharp, salty cheese dressing. It has cream mayo, tangy sour cream and buttermilk plus a hint of vinegar and chives.
Wings in the wings
Buffalo is the version of wings that began the wing craze. This simple, straightforward Buffalo wing recipe will ramp up your Super Bowl party. Here’s how to keep them coming from pre-game commentary to halftime and right through the last touchdown. You need wings in the wings.
Before the game
• Cut and dry the amount of wings you want.
• Make double, triple or quad batches of bleu cheese dipping and Buffalo sauces depending on how many wings you’re serving.
• Cut up a plethora of colorful and crispy vegetables sticks.
During the game
• Bake a batch of wings and coat with Buffalo sauce.
• Serve with dipping sauce and vegetables.
• Throw out the foil liner, reline and bake off another batch of wings. Coat with sauce.
You can also bake two sheets of wings at the same time but halfway through when you turn the wings, switch the shelves. These are messy good so stack napkins around the room and on the buffet table. Keep ‘em coming and keep ‘em happy.
2011 AniversaRecipe—Chicken with Pencil Asparagus
Recipe: Buffalo Wings with Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce
Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Inactive Time: __ Hours | Cook Time: 35-40 Minutes | Yield: 24 Wings | Level: Easy
- 12 chicken wings, drums and flats split, tips removed (about 3 ½ -4 lbs)
- 6 Tbsp butter
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
- dash kosher salt
- celery sticks
- carrot sticks
Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce
- 1 cup crumbled bleu cheese, divided
- 3 Tbsp sour cream
- 3 Tbsp buttermilk
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/2 Tbsp minced chives
- 3-4 grinds of pepper
Wings with Buffalo Sauce
1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2 Dry the wings with a paper towel so they will brown well.
3 On a baking sheet lined with non-stick foil or parchment, arrange the wing parts so they are not touching. Bake on 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes turning once halfway through.
4 In the meantime, combine the butter and garlic in a small bowl and melt in the microwave. Add the hot sauce, salt and pour into in a bowl large enough to hold the wings.
5 Add the wings and stir to coat.
Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce
6 Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup bleu cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, mayo and vinegar in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
7 Stir in remaining 1/2 cup of bleu cheese, chives and pepper. Taste and adjust for salt if needed.
8 Serve wings with bleu cheese dipping sauce , celery and carrot sticks.
Save the tips in a bag in the freezer. Continue adding to the bag until there are enough to make chicken stock or add to other chicken bones for stock.
Choose a hot sauce with the amount of heat you like or serve half the wings with mild and half with hot.
Increase or decrease the bleu cheese for a mild or potent bleu flavor. The type of bleu cheese chosen will also determine potency.
Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce could be made ahead. Make a double batch to dress salads later in the week.
Enjoy the bleu cheese dipping sauce on salad.
- Exchange celery and carrots for fresh green beans, sugar snap peas, red and orange bell pepper strips or jicama sticks.
Inspiration – Alton Brown and Emeril Lagasse
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: Dec. 26, 2012