This Sunday is better known as Super Bowl Sunday to most people. I have to admit, I will watch it for the commercials and that's about it. But Super Bowl Sunday means that it is time to make my favorite Buffalo Chicken Wings and stuffed Jalapeno poppers. Both are old recipes from Martha Stewart and are from the old show. The spicier the better for both of these for me.
These are my favorite, the recipe isn't on-line anymore, so I was sure happy I had it in my "archive" library!
Martha Stewart's Buffalo Chicken Wings
Serves 2 to 4
2 quarts canola oil or Crisco
3 1/2 pounds chicken wings, cut into three pieces, wing tips reserved for stock
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup Frank’s RedHot Sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Blue-Cheese Dressing (Marie's in my favorite)
1. Heat 4 inches of oil in a deep fryer or medium stockpot over high heat until a deep fryer thermometer registers 400°. Line a baking sheet with paper towels; set aside. Add half of the wing pieces to hot oil, and fry until dark golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes. Transfer to prepared baking sheets to drain.
2. While wings are cooking, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add hot sauce, Tabasco, and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until hot. Lower heat, and keep warm until ready to use.
3. When the first batch of wings is finished cooking, transfer to an airtight container. Add half the sauce, and cover tightly. Shake container to fully coat wings. Repeat with remaining wings and sauce. Serve immediately with blue-cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side.
And just in time for the big day, Martha's show on Friday, February 1st will be all you need to get ready for Super Bowl Sunday. A wonderful guacamole recipe, Pigs in a Blanket or if you want to try a different chicken wing, check out the Spicy Citrus Caramel chicken wings.
Then, get a crash course in football when two die-hard fans (of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots) sit down with Martha to explain all the details she'll need to know to enjoy the game this Sunday – watch for Martha in the stands as she’ll be at the game in Arizona!