Buffalo Wild Wings' Wings and Sauce

Buffalo Wild Wings' Wings and Sauce
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Buffalo Wild Wings' Wings and Sauce

Todd Wilbur

Buffalo Wild Wings' Wings and Sauce

What makes these wings so special? The sauce. Make Buffalo Wild Wings at home, plus three of the chain's 12 most popular varieties (spicy garlic, medium, and hot). A tip from Wilbur: The sauces are very thick, almost like dip, so it’s necessary to use an emulsifying technique. Click here to see How To Make Authentic Buffalo Wings.

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For the medium wing sauce

Combine all of the ingredients except the egg yolk, water, and cornstarch in a small saucepan and place over medium heat until boiling, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

While the sauce cools, vigorously whisk the egg yolk with the water in a medium-sized bowl until the color is pale yellow, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cornstarch until dissolved.

Drizzle the hot sauce mixture into the egg yolk mixture in a steady stream while rapidly whisking. This will create a thick, creamy emulsion that will prevent the oil from separating. Cover the sauce and chill until needed.

For the wings

Heat the shortening in a deep pot to 350 degrees. (The pot should only be 1/3 full; make sure to use a pot that is large enough.)

Drop the wings into the shortening and fry until the wings are turning light brown, about 10-12 minutes. Remove the wings to a rack or paper towels to drain for 1 minute.

Put the wings into a plastic container with a lid. Add ¼-1/3 cup of your sauce of choice to the container, put the lid on, and give it a good shake. Pour the wings out onto a plate and add celery on the side. Oh, and get the napkins ready.


*Note: To turn this sauce into spicy garlic sauce, add ½ additional teaspoon garlic powder.

**Note: To turn this sauce into hot wing sauce, add 1 additional teaspoon cayenne. 


Calories per serving:

5,944 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 619g 953%
  • Carbs 30g 10%
  • Saturated 152g 758%
  • Fiber 12g 47%
  • Trans 68g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 269g
  • Polyunsaturated 167g
  • Protein 93g 185%
  • Cholesterol 636mg 212%
  • Sodium 464mg 19%
  • Calcium 138mg 14%
  • Magnesium 146mg 36%
  • Potassium 1,814mg 52%
  • Iron 6mg 35%
  • Zinc 7mg 48%
  • Phosphorus 768mg 110%
  • Vitamin A 956µg 106%
  • Vitamin C 32mg 54%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 35%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 55%
  • Niacin (B3) 32mg 158%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 184%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 92µg 23%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 23%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 55mg 276%
  • Vitamin K 324µg 405%
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