Sick of standard tailgating fare?? These homemade wings are a sure fire(y) way to win over football fans and foodies, alike (yes, we know there is overlap!). A Fifth Season staple, we actually indulge in this tangy, garlicky starter year-round.
BUFFALO WINGS + BUTTERMILK DRESSING
For the wings:
2 pounds of chicken wings
1/2 cup hot sauce (we use Southern Art No. 1)
2 teaspoons honey
2 cloves of garlic, grated
2 teaspoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons butter, melted
For the dressing:
3.5 ounces Greek yogurt (we use Fage)
1/8 cup buttermilk
1 clove of garlic, grated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 F. Combine hot sauce, honey, garlic, tomato paste, and butter. Pour marinade over wings (reserving about 2 tablespoons to baste the wings at the end) and let marinate for 30 minutes. Arrange wings on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping half way through. Once finished, brush with remaining wing sauce.
Combine all dressing ingredients (smashing blue cheese crumbles if used). Serve on the side.