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Deep-Fried Spicy Chicken Wings

 Deep-Fried Spicy Chicken Wings
This area is known for its chicken wings, and these are the best I've ever tasted. They make great appetizers.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 16 to 18 chicken wings (about 4 pounds)
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • Carrots and celery sticks
  • Blue cheese dressing


  • Cut wings into three pieces; discard the wing tips. Fry chicken in
  • hot oil until crisp and juices run clear (5-7 minutes for small
  • part, 6-8 minutes for drumettes).
  • Combine butter, hot pepper sauce and vinegar in a bowl; add chicken
  • and toss to coat. Drain. Serve with carrots, celery and dressing.
  • Yield: about 3 dozen.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer