Friday, January 25, 2008

The Daily Tailgate

It's time for the Daily Tailgate. The Daily Tailgate will get you prepared for the Big Game by giving you ideas on what to make for your friends and families. We will also be replaying some classic commercials. This feature will run each weekday, usually around lunch time, up until the Big Game.

You can't go wrong with wings. Every party has a good bucket of wings handy, and these wings sound like they will be pretty tasty. This is the original spicy Buffalo chicken wings recipe from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY.

Today's treat comes from John Mitzewich at

36 chicken wing pieces (one wing makes 2 pieces - the "flat" and the "drum")
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 tablespoons Louisiana hot sauce (Frank's is the brand used in Buffalo)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
celery sticks
blue cheese dressing

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
If necessary, cut whole wings into two pieces. Toss the wings in the oil and spread out evenly on baking pan(s). Do not crowd. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until the wings are cooked through and browned.

While the wings are baking, mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a pan, and over low heat bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and then turn off.

After the wings are cooked, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot wings and toss with a spoon or spatula to completely coat. You can serve them like this, which is called "wet," or put them back in the oven for a few minutes to cook on the sauce and make them crisper.

And now, for a pretty funny European commercial. I think you'll enjoy this one:

"What are you sinking about"