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Buffalo Sauce

Buffalo Sauce was invented in 1960’s Buffalo, New York State, USA. Like all good things the Buffalo Sauce tale has a number of individuals who make claim to its origins. The one we like gives the creation accolade to Teressa Bellissimo of The Anchor Bar and goes as follows:-

Upon the unannounced, late-night arrival of their son, Dominic, with several of his friends from Uni, Teressa needed a fast and easy snack to present to her guests. Earlier that day there had been a mis-delivery of wings instead of backs and necks for making the bar’s spaghetti sauce. Faced with this unexpected resource she came up with the idea of deep frying chicken wings and tossing them in cayenne hot sauce and few more ingredients including butter.

Traditional buffalo wings!

You will need:

One Jar of OMG Buffalo sauce.
1 Kg Chicken Wings separated into individual sections.
75g salted butter

  1. Into a saucepan big enough to hold the wings add the full jar of sauce and butter. Heat gently until the butter is melted. Once the butter is melted keep the sauce hot but DO NOT allow it to boil.
  2. Deep fry the wings until golden brown. Shake dry and add them to ONE HALF of heated sauce. Stir them well so every piece of chicken is coated in the sauce.
  3. Set aside and allow the chicken to cool – At least an hour.
  4. When you are ready to serve, reheat the rest of the sauce. Re-fry the wings until heated through and then add them to the re-heated sauce. Thoroughly mix the wings in the sauce to re-coat them. Pour into a shallow bowl and serve immediately with Blue Cheese Sauce & celery, cucumber or carrot sticks.


Top Tips

  1. Adjust the amount of butter to make the sauce hotter or smoother. Less butter makes the sauce hotter while more butter adds a smoother flavour
  2. If you are squeamish about cutting up the wings ask your butcher to do it for you. He’ll even discard the tips.
  3. As a healthier alternative bake Your wings. Lay out on a baking tray. Lightly drizzle with olive oil. Cover in foil and cook for around 20 minutes at 180°C or until cooked through.

Buffalo Chicken the authentic way

Follow the process below and you’ll create a culinary masterpiece to rival any from North America! There are three secrets to good Buffalo Wings (And the way in which we cook them in the shop).  :-

  • The Sauce. Our OMG Buffalo Sauce is handmade using the same ingredients as the original.
  • Butter. The addition of the butter softens the ‘bite’ of the peppers and allows people to eat a hotter food than they might otherwise be able to. Remember the hotness is there to add to the flavour NOT overpower the taste of everything else.
  • Twice-cook – allowing the wings to cool in-between. While this obviously adds to the preparation time it adds an incredible depth and richness that’s soooo moreish even the most disciplined of us find it hard to stop eating once started.