1 pound chicken wings, separated at the joints to make about 20 wingettes
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
1 cup hot sauce, preferably frank's red hot
8 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
carrot sticks, for garnish
celery sticks, for garnish
blue cheese dressing, for serving
Fill a sauté pan with enough vegetable oil so that it reaches half way up the pan. Heat on medium-high to 375 degrees. Season the wingettes liberally with salt and pepper. When the oil is hot enough, begin frying the wings in batches, so that you do not overcrowd the pan. Fry until crispy and golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together the butter, hot sauce, and garlic powder in a bowl large enough to hold all of the wings. When the wings are done, toss them together in the bowl with the hot sauce. Serve with a side of celery and carrot sticks and blue cheese dressing.