We close out our week of worldly wings with a recipe . . . with an accessory. While I love this classic finger food on its own, sometimes a cooling dipping sauce is just what the tailgater ordered to complement a piping hot and/or fiery chicken wing. Think about it: buffalo wings are divine, but when that Frank's RedHot sauce becomes too hot to handle, nothing quenches a mouth inferno quite like some blue cheese dressing.
While this recipe forgoes a spicy wing in favor of a tangy lemon-pepper vinaigrette, it's merely a vehicle for the velvety yogurt dipping sauce. Creamy feta and soothing cucumber serve to heighten the cooling sensation, making it a great addition to a wing buffet side by side with its hotter cousins. Get the recipe.
If you want to add more flavor and heat, consider adding some paprika and cumin to the vinaigrette.
Adapted from Taste of Home Ingredients 18 whole chicken wings Directions Makes three dozen.
Lemon Pepper Wings With Cucumber-Feta Yogurt Sauce
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
1 garlic clove, peeled
Salt, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon flour (plus more, if necessary), for dredging
1 tablespoon cornstarch (plus more, if necessary), for dredging
Adapted from Taste of Home
18 whole chicken wings
Makes three dozen.