RECIPE: Buffalo Wings with Herb-Celery Salad

Updated: Jan 20

It's officially wing season, and this year, we're stepping up our wing game with a tangy, herby salad. —INGRAIN, Winter/Spring 2020



A celery salad dressed in a tangy yogurt dressing stands in for the standard celery sticks and blue cheese on the side. You can toss the wings in the sauce or break all the rules and serve it alongside. Either way, grab any beer—it’s the Super Bowl


Serves 4


3 pounds chicken wings

1½ tablespoons baking powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

4 ounces (8 tablespoons) butter

2 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

½ cup Frank’s RedHot

2 tablespoons sesame seeds


PAT

3 pounds chicken wings (trimmed) dry with paper towels. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine 1½ tablespoons baking powder + 1 tablespoon kosher salt (to taste) in a large bowl. 


COAT

Chicken wings with the kosher salt mixture and arrange on rimmed baking sheets (wings should not touch). Bake wings until dark golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. 


COMBINE 

4 ounces (8 tablespoons) butter (melted) + 2 cloves garlic (minced) + 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar + ½ cup Frank’s RedHot or other mild hot sauce in a large bowl. 


TOSS 

Wings in sauce and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (or stir sesame seeds into sauce and serve alongside). Serve immediately.

Celery Salad


½ cup plain yogurt

1 to 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh herbs (dill, chives, or cilantro)

6 small celery ribs


WHISK

½ cup plain yogurt + 1 to 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar (to taste) + 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (dill, chives, or cilantro; chopped) together in a small bowl.


SLICE

6 small celery ribs horizontally, place in a medium bowl, and toss with the yogurt dressing, to taste.

Lemon Pepper Wings


Goose staffers literally fight over the lemon pepper wings at the Output Lounge & Sports Bar, which is—for better and worse—right next to the Fulton Street brewery. This is our take.


8 ounces (16 tablespoons) butter

2 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning

1 tablespoon lemon juice


TOSS

Baked wings in 8 ounces (16 tablespoons) butter (melted) + 2 cloves garlic (minced) + 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning + 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Serve immediately.


Grocery List: Buffalo Wings with Herb-Celery Salad


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