April 2, 2011

Buffalo Wings--You Mean Buffalo Don't Have Wings?

 Day two of A to Z Blog Challenge! Today's  letter is B, for buffalo wings.

Our second grade class was studying the Lakota  (Sioux)  Native Americans. We were looking at a picture of a buffalo and talking about its many uses by the Sioux.

One of my second graders looked puzzled and asked, "Where are his wings?" Then she explained, "My dad loves buffalo wings, but I can't see them on the picture."

You probably already know buffalo wings have absolutely nothing to do with the Plains buffalo--or any buffalo, for that matter! Rather, they were made famous by the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY.

Buffalo Wings Recipe
4 pounds chicken wings
salt (to your taste)
freshly ground black pepper
4 cups vegetable oil
4 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons hot sauce (choose the sauce that matches the amount of heat that you want.)
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Directions: Chop off the tip of each wing and throw away. Cut the rest of the wing at the joint. Sprinkle with black pepper and salt.

Heat the oil in skillet or deep fryer to about 40 degrees F. Add half the chicken wings and cook until golden crisp; drain. Cook rest of the wings.

Melt the butter and add hot sauce and vinegar. Stir well and pour over the crispy chicken.


  1. Cute!

    I've never been one for the blue cheese and celery thing, but that honey garlic sounds awesome.

  2. That is such a cute story. I didn't know how the Buffalo wings got their name so this is good to know. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Love it! The more you know... :p

  4. cute b story, & thanks for recipe =)
    happy b day!

  5. Cute! I just dip hot wings--and pretty much everything--in ranch.

  6. Your wing recipe sounds yummy!

    I’m blogging through the A to Z Challenge. You can read my blog “It’s a Sweet Trip” at http://www.onthegoodship.blogspot.com

  7. I love Buffalo Wings, but haven't had any for ages, they just don't make them the same over here in the UK. Celery and Blue Cheese just completes the package, and I love my veggies, so I usually order extra celery :)

  8. Yummy "B" post! Came across your blog thru the A to Z Challenge... Read a few of your other posts and decided to stay...


  9. I must admit I might have had that same thought about buffalo + wings when I was a chitlin. So much cuter to here other kids with the same ideas and that I wasn't crazy!