this is a modification of the Joy of Cooking (1997 ed.) recipe for buffalo wings. the sauce and the basic procedure for preparing the wings are from that book.
what is important to success is that you have a thermometer that can measure the temperature of your oil and you try to fry them in a heavy pot, like a dutch oven, which can keep the oil temperature a bit stable. temperature control is responsible for whether your wings are juicy and crispy.
1. you change the sauce to barbecue sauce. combine:
-1.5 c ketchup
-1c cider vinegar
-1/4c soy sauce
-1c brown sugar
-2T dry mustard
-4T chili powder
-1T fresh ginger, grated
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-2T vegetable oil
-3 slices lemon
simmer for five minutes and it's done.
now for the wings:
-1.5 lbs chicken wings, divided into wing and drumette. dry them off first. (discard the tips or save them for stock)
dredge them in:
-1/2 t black pepper
(-1T ground cofffee) this is what i put in extra
fry them at 375F for 10 minutes, keep warm in a low oven while you prepare the other batches.
now you sauce them as you like.