Baked Garlic Buffalo Wings
When Football season kicks in (see what I did there? Kick? No? Okay…), it seems like there’s only two options for food: burgers and fries, or wings. I love me some good ol’ fashioned buffalo wings, fried to perfection and drenched in hot sauce. Boneless or on the bone, they’re so freaking delicious. I’m of the “ranch dip” type rather than blue cheese, but that’s not a problem in our home. I’m proud to say that this recipe calls for five ingredients: wings, avocado oil, cassava flour, garlic powder, and hot sauce. THAT. IS. IT.
I played around on the internet to see how other food bloggers and foodies make their wings, and realized that everyone except for moi have a wire rack. Rather than running out to the local 99c store to buy a cheap one, I just prayed that a lined baking sheet pan with sprayed aluminum foil would work. Honestly? It did, and it did taste pretty damn good. I started by cleaning and pat drying my wings (I got them from an online meat-delivery system Butcher Box, I highly recommend them if you want to ramp up the quality of your meats – plus, they have add ons like bacon and breakfast sausage… mmmm, sausage.)
After drying the wings, I tossed them in avocado oil (this oil has a high smoke point and will not burn in the oven) and coated with a generous layer of garlic powder. Lastly, I added 1/3 cup of cassava flour to crisp the wings as they bake. Grease a pan (or use a wire rack) and lay the wings down skin side up, bake for 50 minutes at 400 degrees, and then toss in your favorite hot sauce (I’m not sure of the brand we used but it was really yummy).
The beauty about eating wings is that it is versatile and goes with just about any dipping sauce, any sides, and of course celery and carrots. Now go throw on your Giants jersey, crack open a Corona, and enjoy them wings!