Buffalo Wings + Homemade French Fries

Surprisingly, I would never advocate eating and much less cooking foods which are relatively unhealthy. My excuse: the BCS Championship game was on that night. Football + wings just go together like bread + butter. In honor of Superbowl XLV this coming Sunday, feel free to make some wings and fries. Just because I am not not advocating to eat unhealthy foods.

I knew exactly where to find the recipe for my first time making wings. And the fries? I just winged it. Pardon my horrible pun.

The antagonist: small but deadly.

I didn’t listen to PW. I’m a rebel like that.

Entire cast of characters.

Raw chicken deserves a good rinsing.

Pour about 1-2 inches of canola oil in the skillet for frying the chicken wings.

In a dutch oven or large saucepan, melt 2 sticks of butter.

Max out the thermometer. Or 360F.

Make sure to grab some tongs or in my case, a metal roasting fork, in order to keep the chicken from sticking to the bottom of the pan while frying.

Try not to think about it. I hate when chicken looks like it’s alive.

Mess up the pureness of butter with wing sauce. The whole bottle.

I found that my whisk worked best to blend the butter, wing sauce, and Tabasco.

I don’t have a picture of the finished product. I know, that is horrible and unacceptable. I’ll need a pass just this once. Don’t be like me.

Now on to the homemade french fries…

Grab some potatoes. Preferably Idaho gold or Russet. I am a rebel and used Petite Red. Or maybe that’s all I had laying around growing sprouts.

Give ’em a good scrubbing and peel away. Or be a rebel and leave the skins on.

Naked potatoes. Sorry.

20 minutes later, you have nice uniform wedges of potatoes, drenched in olive oil.

Pop ’em in the oven for about 45 minutes at 400F, stirring occasionally. And you’re done!
p.s. These aren’t totally crispy like fries you would eat at a restaurant…but they’re still delicious.

I learned that it is okay to be a rebel, when it comes to cooking.

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