In the early 60’s, John Young of Buffalo, New York was the first person to fry chicken wings commercially.
But, on this date in 1964, Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, for her son and some friends as a midnight snack. She ordered a case of chicken breasts, but was sent a case of chicken wings by mistake. She was the first to remove the tip and separate the drum and flat.
Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce
⅔ cup Frank’s Red-Hot sauce
1 stick cold unsalted butter
1 ½ tablespoons white vinegar
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt, to taste
Gather all ingredients.
Combine hot sauce, butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne, garlic powder, and salt in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer while stirring with a whisk.
As soon as the liquid begins to bubble on the sides of the pot, remove from heat, stir with the whisk, and set aside for use.