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What's your pick for best frozen buffalo wings?

diablo Jan 13, 2008 12:49 PM

I'm talking mass produced, anyone-can-get-'em type wings. *Not* from a Costco, Tader Joe's, etc. I want to buy them in the supermarket. I know they will not be most excellent, but your best pick considering that will be most appreciated...........:) Thank you!!

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  1. danhole RE: diablo Jan 14, 2008 11:52 AM

    I'm not a big fan of the buffalo style, but my DH is, and so far the ones he likes best are the "Friday's" version. Small box, but he says it's closer to what he is used to.

    Now, I love the Tyson's Tequila lime chicken wings. Very good!

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      babaoriley7 RE: danhole Jan 14, 2008 12:09 PM

      at first I was going to reply that you should just get plain drummies and make your own sauce (still a good and relatively easy idea) But I realized that I actually do like the TGI Friday's version. They are small but have good flavor on them.

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        diablo RE: babaoriley7 Jan 21, 2008 05:34 AM

        I tried the TGIFriday's wings last night and they were pretty good. They have a good flavor with a nice spice. Thanks for the suggestion dan and baba!

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          libgirl2 RE: diablo Jan 23, 2008 04:27 PM

          We had these the other day after reading about it on here. They were quite good.

    2. diablo RE: diablo Jan 14, 2008 04:34 PM

      Thanks danhole and babaoriley7. I know I should be making my own, but the apartment is small and the 'fried' smell sticks around forever when I make them myself. Plus, I'm fairly lazy :)

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        Val55 RE: diablo Jan 15, 2008 10:33 AM

        I'm lazy, too! But I make chicken wings from wingettes (already cut into two pieces from perdue); season and put them in the oven at 400 degrees on a broil a foil pan (no washing), turn them once, and put the butter and hot sauce on top of the stove to melt together while the wings are cooking. Toss together and there you go. Maybe not quite as easy as frozen, but close!

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          diablo RE: Val55 Jan 15, 2008 05:03 PM

          Val, do they get crispy this way?

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            danhole RE: diablo Jan 16, 2008 12:09 PM

            I have done them in the oven as well, but to get them crispy I stick under the broiler until they crisp up to our liking. You really have to do that with the frozen ones as well.

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              diablo RE: danhole Jan 16, 2008 04:22 PM

              Thanks danhole.

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                danhole RE: diablo Jan 17, 2008 05:01 AM

                diablo - don't try this yet. I seem to remember that you have to coat them with a bit of flour before you bake. Otherwise the sauce won't stick. I need to look in my notebook and find the recipe for you. I'll get back to you later.

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              Val55 RE: diablo Jan 17, 2008 07:10 AM

              Yes, they have always gotten crispy. Like crispy on a roast chicken. Cook them skin side down first, then reverse. The recipe at frank's hot sauce site says 500 degrees, but mine have always come out fine at 400. It doesnt mention flour. I just toss in the butter hot sauce mixture. No matter how you do it, I'm sure they are going to be better than any frozen wings, with about the same effort.

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                diablo RE: Val55 Jan 17, 2008 07:29 AM

                Thanks for the suggestion Val.

        2. diablo RE: diablo Jan 15, 2008 04:55 AM

          Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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            irishnyc RE: diablo Jan 15, 2008 04:58 AM

            Tyson makes them. They're not bad.

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              SomeRandomIdiot RE: irishnyc Jan 15, 2008 10:36 AM

              the Tyson honey bbq ones are even better than the regular buffalo ones.

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                Shayna Madel RE: SomeRandomIdiot Jan 17, 2008 02:51 PM

                Definitely the Tyson honey bbq.

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