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Crystal Hot Wings with Greek Yogurt Sauce

Chef Chris Montero’s Buffalo-style wings don’t pack the heat punch of the classic but offer a more rounded flavor from Crystal Hot Sauce.


For the Greek yogurt sauce

  • 1 cup minced shallots
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup rice-wine vinegar
  • 6 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. cayenne
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the wings

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 2-1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1-1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, well shaken
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-1/2 lb. chicken wings, drumettes and wingettes separated and wing tips discarded
  • 3/4 cup Crystal Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tbs. honey, preferably clover
  • 6 Tbs. clarified or unsalted butter, melted
  • 12 cups canola or vegetable oil, for frying
  • Radishes, for serving (optional)


Make the yogurt sauce

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the shallots, yogurt, vinegar, oil, and cayenne until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Make the wings

  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, granulated garlic, onion powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk and eggs.
  • Dip the wings in the egg mixture, then in the flour mixture. Tap the wings on the side of the bowl to remove excess flour.
  • Combine the hot sauce and honey in a blender. On low speed, slowly add the butter in a thin, steady stream through the hole in the blender’s lid, and process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl, and set aside.
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven, and heat the oven to 200°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. In a large Dutch oven or other heavy-duty pot, heat the oil to 350°F. Fry the wings in batches, 7 to 8 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Transfer the wings to the prepared baking sheet, and keep warm in the oven until all the wings are done.
  • In a large bowl, toss the wings in the hot-sauce mixture until fully coated. Serve with Greek yogurt sauce and radishes, if you like.


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Reviews (2 reviews)

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    LauraWilliams | 05/01/2019

    Very yummy and tasty!

  • Kate_Sinclair | 01/21/2019

    This is very tasty! I and my friend(https://slides.com/ipayzz) we are big fans of chicken wings and we ate it with pleasure.

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