Game night is around the corner and what better time to bring out the wings for your guests. Whether you are buying them from the stores or making it on your own, it is a dish you can’t wait to dig in!
What is Honey Buffalo Wings
Honey buffalo wings are deep-fried chicken that are coated with the perfect mix of honey, molasses, and Hot Wings sauce before serving. The buffalo wings itself is traditionally served as an appetiser with a side of celery sticks and carrot sticks.
Buffalo wings are named after the town in New York, where it was allegedly created. The term “buffalo” also includes other fried foods with dipping sauces that are seasoned with buffalo-style sauce or seasoning including boneless chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, and pizzas.
History Of Honey Buffalo Wings
Depending on whom you ask, you are bound to get various claims to the origin to the wings. One of the more famous ones believe that buffalo wings were first made at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. It was said to be created in 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo, the wife of Frank, the bar owner.
Different versions of the story were passed on by the Bellissimo family and others. Dominic Bellissimo, the son of Frank and Teressa, told The New Yorker that in 1980, it was one of those odd Friday nights and people were ordering free flows of beers.
Frank wanted to whip out some snacks for them at midnight which is around the time that Catholics are allowed to eat meat again. He said that Frank turned to his mother who came up with the idea of deep-frying the chicken wings which normally gets thrown out after being used for soup stock.
Difference Between Buffalo Wings And Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are the bones and meat around a chicken’s wings. It has more fat and ligaments than the other parts of the chicken and for this, has more a stronger flavour and chewier. Buffalo wings, on the other hand, are a specific style of preparing chicken wings. It is mixed in flour before it is deep-fried.
After it is fried, it is removed from heat and tossed in a spicy, hot pepper mixture with butter. For Buffalo Honey Wings, it is glazed with the sweetness of the honey. Usually, restaurants serve these Buffalo wings with a blue cheese or ranch dressing with a few celery or carrots sticks for a bit of crunch. However, you can also have it on its own.
Nutritional Information For Honey Buffalo Wings (Approximately)
Calories: 500 calories
Servings: 8 wings
The nutritional facts of Buffalo wings can vary depending on whether you order it at the restaurant or if you were to make it yourself. Since Buffalo wings are white meat, they have a good source in protein. however, since it is deeply fried, it can be high in fat. It is advisable to make it yourself, so you choose healthy ingredients for taste.
Buffalo wings are usually served with different types of sauces like for Buffalo honey wings; it is tossed with honey, molasses and hot wings sauce. Certain sauces, especially those with butter can add calories to the dish. You can skip the ranch or blue cheese dress for fewer calories. The more breading you use to coat the wings, the more calories it has.
Where To Find Honey Buffalo Wings
Buffalo wings can be easily found at any western restaurants in Malaysia. Here is a list of restaurants you can visit to get a taste of the hearty meal.
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