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DIY: 3 quick ways to make game day wings from home!

Lessons from a Lexington Co-op chef
Want to make wings at home this weekend? Here's how.
Posted at 6:53 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 06:54:02-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Crispy. Saucy. Savory. Wings are obviously must at your Buffalo Bills playoff game watch party. But have you ever considered taking on the challenge of making them yourself?

"Very simple. There’s air fryer, baking and frying,” said Chef Ritch Burgmaster from the Lexington Co-op.

Chef Ritch will teach you everything you need to know.

Chef Ritch can show you 3 quick ways to make wings from home
Chef Ritch can show you 3 quick ways to make wings from home

1. How to Fry your wings

Have your tabletop fryer on 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.

"Frying’s the quickest, most delicious and also the least healthy. But also, if it’s for the game you can cheat a little bit," said Chef Ritch.

You don't want to overcrowd the basket, so you can do them in batches to make sure each wing gets cooked evenly.

2. Bake your wings in the oven

Set your oven to 425 degrees and pat them dry before you put them in.

"Baked is the healthiest way," said Chef Ritch.

Bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes at 400-425 degrees. Then take them out, flip them and put them back in for about another 20 minutes.

When they’re golden brown. You’re all done.

3. Air Fry your wings
Set your temperature to about 380 to 400 degrees.

"Every 10 minutes, open the basket, shake them or turn them. Takes about a half an hour," said Chef Ritch.

4. How to make your own sauce
And of course we’re not done, it’s sauce time!

"Frank's Hot Sauce and butter. If you do half and half hot sauce and butter, that’s like a mild," said Chef Ritch.

Pour a healthy amount in the bowl.

"So it gets a good coating. Just toss them. One might go flying, it’s okay," said Chef Ritch.

Lexington Co-op is doing an online wing making class on Jan. 27

Like the perfect Josh Allen spiral, it’s all in the wrist action. And there you have it! Game time wings, three ways, from home.

If you’re looking to step up your skills some more, the co-op is offering a virtual class on January 27, you can sign up online now.